Pure Sin

Tanya Mars

1990, 22:00 minutes, colour, English


In Pure Sin, Tanya Mars investigates women's multi-faceted relationship to power; physical, psychological, political, and sexual. As Mae West, Mars shimmys her way through myth after myth seeking truth as she wields her own particular brand of power.

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Critical Writing

Gestures in the Looking Glass: Performance Art and the Body (1987)
by Dot Tuer. Caught In the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, 2004. Toronto: YYZ, 2004.
Three Sisters: In Her Trilogy of Performance Works, Tanya Mars...
by Elke Town and David Hlynsky. Canadian Art, Summer 1989, v. 6, no. 2.