Critical Writing Index

Some Toronto Video: My work is not designed for a large audience (in a cinema, or a nightclub). It is best understood in a room with a few people, perhaps someones [sic] home

by Su Rynard

Composition, Dec. 1996, v. 1, no. 3, pp. 8-11

Su Rynard introduces Toronto's individualistic and diverse video art scene: its institutional operations and progression, its need for wider distribution and publicity, its usage of independent texts and need for larger production values. This is followed by contemporary examples of 1980s video art. Rynard describes 1986 and 1987 as "exciting years for independent video"; aware that larger production costs are not synonymous with better work, she believes increased financial support would nonetheless be conducive to the international expansion of Toronto's video artistry.

ITEM 1996.074 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Myth of the FishesRhonda Abrams

Yes/NoSteev Morgan

RacetrackRobin Len

RacetrackGeoffrey Shea

Solid States: Moving PartRobin Len

A Place To Call My OwnDennis Day

Unititled - A Tape About MemorySusan Rynard

Roller CoasterChristine Martins