Introduction to Some of the Players

Vera Frenkel

1977, 22:00 minutes, colour, English


The fourth work and first videotape in the series No Solution - A Suspense Thriller. A narrative in four parts, the tape begins with the words: "The discovery of a number of people, even if the discovery remains private. If a murder is suspected but there is no body, the experts get confused. Amateurs must take over..." As the narrative unfolds, the people in question are the stereotyped personae of detective fiction.

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Critical Writing

The Body-That-Disappears-Into-Thin-Air: Vera Frenkel's Video Art
by Kay Armatage. Mirror Machine : Video and Identity, 1995. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1995.
Vera Frenkel: The Videotapes
by Robert McFadden et al. Ottawa: National Gallery Of Canada, 1985.