Critical Writing Index

Postface: Video Music Film

by Brian Dyson, Leila Sujir and Clive Robertson

Centerfold, Sept. 1976, v. 1, no. 2

Three reviews, one on video by Brian Dyson, the second on music by Clive Robertson, and the third on film by Leila Sujir.

Video: Brian Dyson

A review of Peggy Gale's book Video by Artists (1976, published by Art Metropole, Toronto). Video by Artists is a comprehensive overview of Canadian video art, including the artists and video centers across Canada from Halifax to Vancouver. Dyson would have preferred the inclusion of essays describing or critiquing the experience of watching the videos.

Music: Clive Robertson

A review of Eugene Chadbourne's record Volume Two: Solo Acoustic Guitar (1976).

Film: Leila Sujir

A review of Michael Snow's 1974 work Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanks to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen, which is a four and a half hour film that Sujir describes as a play in thirty acts. This film shifts the connection between the visual and the audio, for example, seeing someone talk but not hearing their words. Seeing action but hearing silence or vise versa hearing the action but not seeing its source.

ITEM 1976.071 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Video by ArtistsPeggy Gale

Ant Farm

Mr Peanut

Dan Graham

Noel Harding

Colin Campbell

Lisa Steele

Michael Hayden

Rodney Werden

Bruce Emilson

Volume Two: Solo GuitarEugene Chadbourne

Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanks to Dennis Young) by Wilma SchoenMichael Snow