Vera Frenkel

1984, 12:00 minutes, colour, English


Epilogue, both coda and source tape for a related work, The Last Screening Room: A Valentine, unrolls the Memory Text , one of several source texts used by Frenkel, over theme footage from these works. Fragmentary words and phrases form themselves on the horizon and edge downward to disappear from the screen over passages of moving, interrupted or frozen imagery. The framented text and discontinuous picture touch on some of the received ideas and lost dreams of the century, and on the bureaucratization of experience, alluding to a time, once, in Canada, when people were allowed to be artists.
Note this tape must be shown with The Last Screening Room.: A Valentine.

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Critical Writing

Vera Frenkel: The Videotapes
by Robert McFadden et al. Ottawa: National Gallery Of Canada, 1985.
The New Work Show
by B.D. Hershorn. Toronto: Litho Offset, 1984.