Critical Writing Index

Crowds Project

by Molly Johnson

Poolside, 2003, pp. 44-51

Winnipeg: Video Pool Inc., 2003

A review of the Crowds Project at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. For the author the subject of each of the four videos chosen for the project is the living city. The author draws from urbanist William H. Whyte, who theorized the types of activities that will draw a crowd.

The videos were projected on an exterior wall of a building. Whereas usually video is shown in a darkened room, Johnson muses on the effect of video becoming a part of the urban landscape.

ITEM 2003.166 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Bus No. 7Ho Tam

PlamondonBrigette Dajczer

Times SquareRichard Hamilton

OpenBrenna George