Critical Writing Index


by Lisa Steele

Mid-Life/Shelf-Life, 2010

Toronto: Vtape, 2010

ISSN ISBN: 978-0-9734831-9-2

This curated programme by RM Vaughan is, as he puts it, "not intended to present [Canadian] history". He picked the works he liked and put them into a large programme of work spanning several decades and as much of the VTape video catalogue as he could. He then paired each recent video work with a work from that filmmakers past, or if the artist was no longer making work, the work was paired with something related.

The intention behind this method is to combat the overwhelming amount of work there is in Canada and the idea that fullness and completionism are the be all and end all of decision making.

ITEM 2010.145 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

HoroscopeBrenda Goldstein

Animal AppetitesMichael Cho

Marg's Barking DogsMargaret Moores

LesvatarMargaret Moores & Almerinda Travassos

Tales of WinterMarcos Arriaga

Shadows 2 (excerpt)Mako Idemitsu

Medusa's HatsNatalie Wood

Soul-BindEdward Lam

The BatherCameron Ensler & David Bateman

D-E-S-I-R-EGlace W. Lawerence

The Process of Making ConsistentGuillermino Buzio

Cultures of Fear and LoathingTom Sherman

EnvisionerTom Sherman

TrioAndrew James Paterson

The Enigma of S.A.PAndrew James Paterson

Shadow BoxingJason Ebanks & Ramon Charles

Sari RedPratibha Parmar

Endless Thether v.2Farheen Haq

Amoeba CultureJames Macswain

SixWendy Geller