Critical Writing Index

The Rest is Real: Selected Video Works of Aleesa Cohene

by Lisa Steele

Toronto: Vtape, 2012

This edition of The Curatorial Incubator finds curator Julia Paoli discovering the work of Aleesa Cohene.

Cohene's video work spans from 2001 to the present day and compiles found footage from the 1980s and 1990s. Topics of her work range from the role of history and popular culture in the formation of contemporary identity. Her work utilizes the tradition of appropriation as she re-contextualizes footage to re-write history.

Contents: Introducing the Curatorial Incubator, The Rest is Real, Programme, Artist and Curator Biographies.

ITEM 2012.147 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Like, LikeAleesa Cohene

Something BetterAleesa Cohene

Supposed ToAleesa Cohene

Ready to CopeAleesa Cohene

All RightAleesa Cohene