John Watt

1974, 28:00 minutes, B&W, English


A positive self and negative self each answers affirmative to the other's questions. A single static camera with with videotape playback and switcher. Unedited performance with unedited tape.

First shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of a group exhibition titled "Videoscape", the first major survey of video art in Canada. Videoscape was born of the efforts of Peggy Gale and Marty Dunn.

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Critical Writing

SHAKE IT UP, BABY: Works of Intervention by Ardele Lister
by Lisa Steele. Images Festival of Independent Film and, 1992. Toronto: Northern Visions, 1992.
Ardele Lister - Split
by Jude Schwendenwien. High Performance, Summer 1990.
Series takes a look at women by women
by David McCracken. Chicago Tribune, June 3, 1988.
Video ask classic question
by Behrens Leigh. Womens News, June 5, 1988.
Street Culture
by Merike Talve. Video Guide, Aug. 1984, v. 6, no. 4.
VIDEO/VIDEO: If this event was a dry run for PAY-TV, one must view...
by Clive Robertson. Fuse, Nov. 1981, v. 5, no. 8 & 9.