Critical Writing Index

Strip-Joint Interventions: My Night with Charmaine

by Cliff Eyland

C Magazine, Summer 2001, no. 70, pp. 18-21

he article focuses on the work of Canadian-born performance artist Charmaine Wheatley. Dubbed as a performance provocateuse, she draws, paints, makes video, book works and photographs, choosing the medium that suits the logic of a particular work. In a notorious 1997 performance piece enacted one night in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wheatley videotapes viewers' reactions to her naked body through the window of a storefront gallery. In 2001, at Winnipeg's Gallery One One One, she showed two videotapes, one of her Halifax storefront performance and the other of a strip-club intervention she did in Amsterdam.

ITEM 2001 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Charmaine Wheatley