Artist

Rodney Werden

Rodney Werden is a renowned photographer and film maker, and a central figure in the 1970’s video art movement. The works of Rodney Werden are thought provoking, often controversial and are notable for their thoughtful portrayal of the human condition.

Videography

Pig and Bear Go To Market

1993, 13:00 minutes, B&W, English

Whatever Is A Colour Is Necessarily Red

1991, 10:05 minutes, colour, English

Aboo

1987, 17:30 minutes, colour, English

Money Talks Bullshit Walks

1986, 36:00 minutes, colour, English

Story of Red, The

1984, 15:00 minutes, colour, English

Blue Moon

1983, 14:00 minutes, colour, English also available with French S.T.

Snip, Snip

1981, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

Yes

1981, 28:00 minutes, colour, English

"I'll Bet You Ain't Seen Noth'n Like This Before..."

1980, 36:00 minutes, colour, English

Baby Dolls

1978, 19:00 minutes, colour, English

Say

1978, 03:00 minutes, B&W, English

May I, Can I

1978, 06:00 minutes, B&W, English

AM Radio Was His Only Friend

1977, 18:00 minutes, B&W, English

Typist

1976, 18:00 minutes, B&W, English

Pauli Schell

1975, 55:00 minutes, B&W, English

Call Roger

1975, 11:00 minutes, B&W, English

I'm Sorry

1974, 05:00 minutes, B&W, English

Critical Writing

Notes on Glad Day
by Sholem Krishtalka. "(Mary, Mary) Are these the hands that cut?", 2006. Toronto: Pleasure Dome, 2006.
The Lingering Present: Canadian Video Art in its Youth: 1968-1986
by Lisa Steele. Analogue, 2006. Preston: Electronic and Digital Art Unit, 2006.
agYU: A Very Personal Look: Toronto Video Art from the '7-'s to...
by Shay Gibson. agYU, 2005. Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 2005.
Tapes that think
by Gary Kibbins. Tapes that think, 1996. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art centre, 1996.
Video, for art's sake
by Rodney Gilchrist. Photo Life, May 1989, v. 14, no. 4.
Culture For Sale: Recent Toronto Works
by Kass Banning. Cinema Canada, Feb. 1988, no. 155.
Video News
by Kim Tomczak. Fuse, Nov. 1988, v. 12, no. 3.
In Flagrante: Canadian Video Caught in the Act
by Sara Diamond and Gary Kibbins. 1988 American Film Institute Video Festival, Fall 1988.
Vintage Dogma
by Jane Farrow. Fuse, Apr. Spring 1988, v. 11, no. 4.
Video Structures: Back to Basic Memory
by Clive Robertson. Parallelogramme, Summer 1987, v. 12, no. 5.
Notes on a Local History: Both
by Bruce Ferguson and Colin Campbell. Toronto: A Play of History (Jeu d'histoire), 1987. Toronto: The Power Plant, 1987.
On Signs & Sex: Visual Evidence "A series of video screenings,...
by Kathy McLeod and Nancy Shaw. Fuse, Fall 1987, v. 11, no. 3.
The 1986 New Work Show
by Geoffery Shea. Cinema Canada, Nov. 1986.
Aboo
by Rodney Werden. Impulse, Spring 1986.
Vintage Video: Early Canadian Video Art to 1974
by Renee Baert. Toronto: Artculture Resource Centre, 1986.
Explicit But Equal : Toward A New Pornography
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, Dec. 1986, v. 8, no. 4.
Exploring the Space Between Heaven and Hell: The work of Rodney Werden
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, Dec. 1986, v. 8, no. 4.
Conventional Conditions
by Jennifer Oille. C. Magazine, Winter 1985, no. 4.
Video 84
by Bruce Ferguson. Vanguard, Feb. 1985, v. 14, no. 1.
Consolidation and Resistance:: Video in Toronto, An Overview
by Elke Town. Canadian Video Art, 1985. S.N, 1985.
Video in Canada: Process and Production
by Renée Baert. Video '84, - Recontres Vidéo Internationales de Montreal, 1984, v. sept.
Tapes by a Tribe of Storytellers: New Work Show evidence that...
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe and Mail, Sept. 1, 1984.
Canada (cont.)
by Unknown. Video 84, 1984.
Introduction
by Bruce Ferguson. 1984 Ottawa International Festival of Video Art, 1984. Ottawa: SAW Gallery, 1984.
The New Work Show
by Victor Coleman. Vanguard, Nov. 1984, v. 13, no. 9.
The New Work Show
by B.D. Hershorn. Toronto: Litho Offset, 1984.
Peter Wronski: Rodney Werden
by Jennifer Oille. Vanguard, Nov. 1983, v. 12, no. 9.
Rodney Werden
by Andrew Paterson. Parachute, Winter 1983, no. 33.
Capturing Desire's Prisoners
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe and Mail, Sept. 17, 1983.
Erotic Amateurs, Part Two: The Lives of Rodney Werden
by Gene Youngblood. Video Magazine, Winter 1983.
Capturing Desire's Prisoners
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe & Mail, Sept. 17, 1983.
Rodney Werden
by Andrew Paterson. Parachute, Winter 1983, no. 33.
La vidéo, un art engagé
by Jean Tourangeau. La Presse, Jan. 9, 1982.
Video Video: See what's being Said
by Bruce Kirkland. The Toronto Sun, Sept. 2, 1982.
A Question of Place 2
by Jennifer Oille. Vanguard, Nov. 1981, v. 10, no. 9.
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.
Introduction
by Clive Robertson. Fuse, Jan. 1980, v. 4, no. 2.
But is it art?
by John Bentley Mays. Maclean's, Nov. 5, 1979.
I Am Here, This Is Real
by Peggy Gale. Autobiography: Film/Video/Photography, 1978. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1978.
The 1978 Canadian Video Open
by Lisa Steele. Centerfold, Apr. 1978, v. 2, no. 4.
Rodney Werden's 'Baby Dolls'
by Lisa Steele. Centerfold, Sept. 1978, v. 2, no. 6.
Untitled
by Rodney Werden. Pauli Schell, 1978. Toronto: Art Metropole, 1978.
Video Has Captured Our Imagination
by Peggy Gale. Parachute, Summer 1977, no. 7.
Vidéo: regard introspectif: Toronto Video: Looking Inward
by Peggy Gale. vie des arts, Spring 1977, v. 21, no. 86.
Postface: Video Music Film
by Brian Dyson et al. Centerfold, Sept. 1976, v. 1, no. 2.