Critical Writing Index

Worlds Between:: An Examination of the Thematics of Exile and Memory in the Work of Vera Frenkel

by Dot Tuer

Vera Frenkel: Raincoats Suitcases Palms, 1993, pp. 21-27

Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 1993

Dot Tuer discusses Vera Frenkel’s video installation work in relation to its use of spoken narrative in video, memory, exile, and its critical embrace of Modernist tropes. "In contrast to airports across North America, where CNN has installed special monitors in waiting rooms so that all those in transit will have the same access to the same information, Frenkel offers the traveler an alternative to this bleak homogeneity...storytelling becomes a collaboration of viewer and artist, a reterritorialization of the self within the social".

ITEM 1993.050 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Lies & TruthsVera Frenkel

Signs of a Plot: A Text, True Story & Work of ArtVera Frenkel

No Solution-A Suspence Thriller #1Vera Frenkel

No Solution-A Suspence Thriller #4Vera Frenkel

X-WindowVera Frenkel

A True Blue RomanceVera Frenkel

from the Transit BarVera Frenkel

The Last Screening Room: A ValentineVera Frenkel

String Games: Improvisations for Inter-City VideoVera Frenkel

The Secret Life of Cornelia LumsdenVera Frenkel

Her Room In ParisVera Frenkel