Critical Writing Index

The Curatorial Incubator v.4: That 80s Show

by Lisa Steele

Toronto: Vtape, 2007

ISBN 0-9734831-0-5

This edition of The Curatorial Incubator was dedicated to the young generation reflecting on video from the decade of VTape's inception. The idea was to have curators that were born within that decade give a fresh take on video art from that time. Each programme dives into Toronto's video and broadcasting scene, mentioning historical broadcasters such as Much Music, City TV, Television by Artists, and brings into question the diversity and censorship of video art within the decade.


The Programme

Introduction by Lisa Steele

Sarah Todd, Test Signals

Taryn Sirove, Regulating Images

Jon Davies, Irony Rising

Randy Grskovic, Representation


ITEM 2007.187 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Test SignalsSarah Todd

Regulating Images: I draw the line at feet...and picnicsTaryn Sirove

Irony Rising: The body and AIDS in the 1980sJon Davies

Re-presentation: and Investigation into Narcissism in 1980s Video ArtRandy Grskovic

How Many Fingers?Andrew James Paterson and Alan Fox

Henry Kissinger Won the Nobel Peace PrizeGary Kibbins

Pogo Stick Porno RompMichael Balser and Andy Fabo

Them Fucking RobotsLaura Kikauka

Snip, SnipColin Campbell with Rodney Werden

Excuse of the RealSteve Reinke

Stiff SheetsJohn Goss

The Perils of PedagogyJohn Greyson

"I'll Bet You Ain't Never Seen Noth'n Like This Before"Rodney Werden

Dangling By Their MouthsColin Campbell

SevenWendy Geller