Critical Writing Index

Everything Is Connected

by Chris Darke, Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

Sight and Sound, Feb. 1995, no. 46, pp. 28-31

Article by Chris Darke on video artists Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic. "The dominant Anglo-American definitions of video-art tend to shuttle between 'performing the self' and 'surfing the simulacra'. Beban and Horvatic's work together barely corresponds to one or the other definition, and as a result they have regularly encountered the resistance of the highly parochial video-art community (which often expresses itself, defensively, in terms of debates on narrow specifics." Transcendentalism, aesthetics, mise-en-scene, media trance, politics, and exile.

ITEM 1995.093 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

She, Four Things (1986)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

All Our Secrets are Contained in an Image (1987)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

Taking on a Name (1987)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

Plan (1985)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

Bless My Hands (1986)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

For You in Me and Me in Them to be One (1988)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

Head (1993)Cheryl Donegan

24 Hour Psycho (1993)Douglas Gordon

Vito Acconci

Nostalgia (1983)Andrei Tarkovksy

Lancelot du lac (1974)Robert Bresson

La Passion de Jeanne d'ArcCarl-Theodor Dreyer

For Tara (1991)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

The Lifeline Letter (1992)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

The Left Hand Should Know (1992)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

Absence (1994)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

Not Reconciled (1964)Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet

Gertrud (1964)Carl-Theodor Dreyer

Geography (1989)Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic