Critical Writing Index


by Marty Dunn, Peggy Gale and Garry Neill Kennedy

Toronto Ontario: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), 1974

The exhibition catalogue Videoscape was produced to accompany the first major survey of video art in Canada, held at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in 1974, and curated by Peggy Gale. The catalogue contains a forward written by William C. Forsey, the Director of Education at the AGO, an introduction by Marty Dunn, and includes the essays "a new medium" by Peggy Gale, and "echoes from Videospace" by Garry Neil Kennedy, which give an overview of the exhibition, and discuss the trends and tropes in video art in Canada during the medium's early years.

The catalogue contains an extensive overview of Canadian video artists from across the country, as well as a few international artists significant to the development of the medium in the 1970s. In addition to a list of tapes screened during the exhibition, the catalogue provides information about each artist and their work. The catalogue also includes a bibliography listing readings and books written on video art from 1970 to 1974.

ITEM 1974.037 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

FillDavid Askevold

Concert CoverDavid Askevold

It's No Use CryingDavid Askevold

My Recall of an Imprint from a Hypothetical JungleDavid Askevold

Halifax NotionsDavid Askevold

David Askevold

Learning about Cars and ChocolatesDana W. Atchley

Instant DeathJill Bellos

Created while Dr. Brute and I were at my home in Crested ButtleCharles Binamé

ConfessionsRobert Bowers

Mirror MeditationsJean-Pierre Boyer

Réaction 26Eric Cameron

Orang-utang/Tree/StoneEric Cameron

Kiss/Contact/MotherCollin Campbell

Le Chant magnetiqueDoug Carbert

L'AmertubePaul Casselman

Contact Piece: A Nude Model (Donna)Yves Chaput

Insertion (an excerpt)Barbara Cochrane

JanusStephen Cruise

California Myth/RealityDon Druick

Love-LifeMarty Dunn

This is an Edit/This is RealEd Fitzgerald

CorrespondenceGeneral Idea (Ron Gabe, Jorge Saia, Michael Tims)

Art StarGerry Gilbert and Carol Itter

This is the way I really amGoddamatch (Max M. Anderson, Bob Wilcox, Bruce Green, Gordon Reed, Robert Montgomery)

Sackville I'm Yours - An Interview with Art StarMichael Goldberg

HallwayMousse Guernon

Photography '73Timothy A. Hanson

Video/Face/SpaceNoel Harding

Video/LengthsMichael Hayden

Video/LullabyPat Kelly's Students

Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait Bon DieuLes Levine

Dance, Three MovementsDouglas MacLean

TurnRichard Martin

TrackTerrence McGlade

Putting Through a BulletAnn McMillan

IdWinston G. McNamee

OxGraham Metson

Spanish TragedyRobert Morris

GenesisCameron Morrison

You are the MessageIan Murray

Color VideoNam June Paik

Leaf/Ladder/ScaleBruce Parsons

Light On VideoJohn Pope

Double Mirror VideoAl Razutis

Arts Stars in Hollywood - The Decca DanceAlex Salter

BirthdayRichard Serra

SecondsPercy Simmons

Killer Whales and FriendsJeffrey Spalding

ChildbirthLisa Steele

LibidanteDavid Tipe

UntitledBrad Townsend

Three Pieces For CircuitsVisus Foundation

WaveVortex Intermedia

The Casual FI-flourish in the FontDoug Waterman

Soan-GaspéJohn Watt

13 Spatial DefinitionsWilliam Wegman

The Greatest Hits of Les LevineJane Wright

Squa-circWalter Wright

MetamorphoseJon Young

Sons Intérieurs



Good Evening, Gentlemen

In Touch

Third Person Singular

Upon the Nature of Death


Studies 21 and 22

Keeping on Top of the Top Song

Global Grove

Things Seen to The Left and Right

Ear to The Line

Fingers Oranga





98.3 KHz (Bridge at Electrical Storm)




Sweet Licks

Television Delivers People


Scanning Lines

The Intention of This Tape...

Ross Street Tapes,Lisa with Egg,Sleep/Dream Vigil,Juggling

Felt-Room,Field-Sound,Tipe Tape #2





Split -Perceptual Process of Vision: Part 1,Choice-Perceptual Process of Vision: Part II,Peepers,Hypothetical Fornication, I'm a Killer

Dog Microphone/Dog Cape

Seascapes, Coloured Water

Synthesizer, Recent Works