Domestic Bliss

Martha Newbigging

1995, 01:30 minutes, colour, English


Effectively using the ability of video to layer images, this short public service announcement exposes the numbing reality that violence against women is located within the home. Images of violence and competitive sport are literally played out over the seemingly "normal" exterior of an ordinary house. Ironically society's concept of home as a safe place of refuge is a delusion held at the expense of far too many Canadian women. Statistics from Canadian government documents combined with an atmospheric montage of metaphoric images hit the point home.

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Critical Writing

Garden of Earthy Delights
by Jayne Wark and James MacSwain. Matter/Flesh/Spirit/Ground: An overview of the video work of Wendy Geller, 2003. Halifax: the Centre for Art Tapes in partnership with Dalhousie Art Gallery, 2003.