BIG BOX KNOCKOUT Community versus Consumerism

ED Video Media Arts Centre

1997, 25:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

TAPECODE 2021.01

These video works, created by artists from across Canada, comment upon big box stores and their impact on downtown cores, as well as the issue of consumerism generally. A project initiated to coincide with a local anti-big box campaign, the artists represented here added to their unique pwerspectives to the debate. The Big Box Knockout screening packed a local repertory cinema and influenced Guelph City council's vote against allowing construction of a big box "power centre".

BIGGER ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER by Mike Constable, 00:20 1997 colour
IN RESPONSE TO by Christof Migone, 02:14 1997 colour
PETER by Bonnie Bettridge, 04:15 1997 colour
CULTURAL OVERLOAD by Mike Leznoff with Reginald Stacey and Colin Dewar, 05:00, 1997 b/w
ALWAYS FRESH by Gregory Klages, 3:09 1997 colour
I ONCE WAS ALIVE by Mary Cross, 02:10 1997 colour silent
CHEAP HOUSING by Mike Constable, 00:40 1997 colour
SWEPT AWAY by Kathleen Doemer Miller, 02:40 1997 colour
IF YOU ASK US by Don Alexander, 02:15 1997 colour

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