Critical Writing Index

Video art, and how to survive it: It confounds most viewers, so Sarah Milroy decided to immerse herself in the medium. Here she surfaces with a primer for the rest of us

by Sarah Milroy

The Globe and Mail, Mar. 6, 2002

"I feed on television, on film, on sculpture, on literature. And because I take in all these things, I have a ridiculously complex set of references. Who am I?"

Take Video back to the roots, anti-authoritarian instincts alongside political passion and emotional rawness; intimate and confessional narrative. All of the above are briefed over in this article about Video art and its many manifestations.

ITEM 2002.023 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

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