Shelly Silver

1995, 10:00 minutes, colour, English & French


Fragments is an ongoing series of short videotapes ranging in length from six seconds to two minutes. Without opening titles or end credits, each 'fragment' is designed to work off of other videotapes, no two tapes in the series should be shown next to each other.

These tapes can be seen as small drawings or sketches, bringing together pieces of ideas, overheard conversation and glimpsed images. They can also be seen, because of their structure and length, as advertising that doesn't sell anything.

Available titles include: Belong 1:00, Desire 00:44, Fly 00:35, Apple 00:07, All 00:15, Jump 1:10

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Critical Writing

5 Feminist Videotapes: Redefining the Female Subject
by Shonagh Adelman. C Magazine, Winter 1991, no. 28.
Awareness of image and gender sparked Toronto's top films of 89
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 4, 1990, v. 9, no. 17.
Is The Dead Authour a Woman? / L'auteur mort est-ce une femme?:...
by Janine Marchessault and Jeanluc Svoboda. Parallelogramme, Spring 1990, v. 15, no. 4.
Exploring the Limits: Experimental Filmmakers at Work
by Peter Miller. New York Native, Sept. 23, 1989, v. 9, no. 42.