Critical Writing Index

Stories to Tell: Autobiography and Narrative

by Jayne Wark

Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art in North America, 2006, pp. 86-123

Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006

This chapter describes the work of many Canadian and American female performance artists and their video works. The theme connecting the works are narratives of autobiography and family life on video. The author argues that the connections made between private and public life are what give these works their feminist, political quality.

ITEM 2006.187 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

O CanadaJoyce Wieland

Birthday Suit - With Scars and DefectsLisa Steele

Home EnduranceLinda Montano

Seven Years of Living ArtLinda Montano

14 Years of Living ArtLinda Montano

Art/Life One Year Performance, 1983-84Linda Montano

Art/Life One Year Performabce, 1983-84Tehching Hsieh

Home Tape RevisitedLynda Benglis

UnderscanNancy Holt

Family AlbumHermine Fried

The Influences of My MotherSara Diamond

A Very Personal StoryLisa Steele

My FatherShigeko Kubota

Being Women in Japan: Liberation within My FamilyKyoko Michisita

The Mom TapesIlene Segalove

Advice from MomIlene Segalove

The Red SlippersIlene Segalove

Professional Retirement HomeIlene Segalove

Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No PainMartha Rosler

Bringing the War Home: House BeautifulMartha Rosler

Service: A Trilogy on ColonizationMartha Rosler

A Budding GourmetMartha Rosler

Semiotics of the KitchenMartha Rosler

ParlareTonia Di Risio

ProgressoTonia Di Risio

Homemade: A Showcase of Fine Family HomesTonia Di Risio

Good HousekeepingTonia Di Risio

hand-heldGillian Collyer

Cleaning and Loving (It)Margaret Dragu