Critical Writing Index

This is Where We Find Ourselves

by Bridget Moser

Canadian Art (web), June 11, 2020

Canadian Art, 2020

On June 11, 2020, the Canadian Art Magazine published a features article written by Bridget Moser about Lisa Smolkin.

“Bridget Moser writes about fellow video and performance artist Lisa Smolkin’s unusual path to art making, and the way her funny sometimes comes from a serious place” (Excerpt taken from the article)

In the article, Moser writes about her story of coming across Smolkin’s work at Doored, a Toronto-based performance-art show organized by the artist duo Life of a Craphead, where Smolkin continued to perform at. Moser interviewed Smolkin about how her background in art therapy has influenced her performance practice, and the materials she used in her performances. The article provides detailed descriptions of Smolkin’s works, “Life’s lil Bitch” and “Say "Hi"”.

ITEM 2020.012 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Life’s lil BitchLisa Smolkin

Say "Hi"Lisa Smolkin

What Kind of Person Am I?Lisa Smolkin