Ardele Lister's works in analog and digital media have been exhibited internationally in festivals, galleries, and museums. One of the first artists to work with digital technologies, Lister’s art (notably “Hell”, 1984) led to her work on avant-garde television projects such as Pee Wee' s Playhouse (CBS). For this innovative television show, Lister produced all the “Connect the Dots” segments, in which live-action Pee Wee ‘jumped’ into the computer-generated and animated “Magic Screen”.
Her films are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and the Kunsthalle (Berlin).
The issue of defining identity in our globalized culture, and the role of media in shaping our identities, is at the center of Ardele’s research. She is currently at work on an interactive project that will hopefully promote understanding across racial, religious and national boundaries.
Lister has also written on media and art for “Afterimage”, “Felix”, “Criteria” and other publications. In 1977, she founded and edited “The Independent”, the first monthly publication for independent video and filmmakers, still in publication. Prior to that, Lister founded and edited Criteria, a critical review of the arts in Vancouver.
She has been a Fellow at the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture at Rutgers, and the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University.
She is the Undergraduate Director in the Visual Arts Dept. at Rutgers University.
1997, 60:00 minutes, colour, English
1995, 08:16 minutes, colour, English
1991, 22:00 minutes, colour, English
1989, 23:27 minutes, colour, English
1988, 60:00 minutes, colour, English
1986, 06:30 minutes, colour, English
1985, 17:00 minutes, colour, English
1981, 20:17 minutes, colour, English
1980, 28:00 minutes, colour, English
1976, 01:00 minutes, colour, English
1976, 20:30 minutes, colour, English
by . VTape, Sept. 21, 2007. Toronto: vtape, 2007.
by . Camera Obscura, 2003, v. 18, no. 3.
by . Outer & Inner Space: Pipilotti Rist, Shirin Neshat, Jane & Louise Wilson, and the History of Video Art, 2002. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Mudeum of Fine Art/University of Washington Press, 2002.
by . Rutgers Focus, Feb. 18, 2000.
by . Program - Video Pool Inc., Winnipeg, Nov. Fall 2000.
by . The Globe and Mail, Nov. 29, 1997.
by . Mirror Machine: Video and Identity, 1995.
by . Images Festival of Independent Film and, 1992. Toronto: Northern Visions, 1992.
by . Felix, Spring 1991, v. 1, no. 1.
by . The Independent, July 1991.
by . The Phoenix, Oct. 4, 1990.
by . High Performance, Summer 1990.
by . Cinema Canada, Sept. 1989.
by . Chicago Tribune, June 3, 1988.
by . Afterimage, Summer 1988, v. 16, no. 1.
by . The Toronto Star, Jan. 11, 1988.
by and . Maclean's, Mar. 3, 1986.
by . Cologne Art Fair Exhibition Catalogue 1986, 1986. Cologne: Cologne Art Fair, 1986.
by . Video Guide, Aug. 1984, v. 6, no. 4.
by . Fuse, Nov. 1981, v. 5, no. 8 & 9.
by . Vanguard, Nov. 1978, v. 7, no. 8.