Critical Writing Index

Vera Frenkel: Protean Sites and Sightings

by Dault Gary Michael

Border Crossings, June 2014, v. 33, no. 2, pp. 56-64

German art book publisher Hatje Cantz published a Vera Frenkel monograph in 2013 and article author Gary Michael Dault uses this book as a spring board from which to explore Frenkel's work. Dault asserts that Frenkel's work is protean, palimpsestic and challenging, and explains that the major themes of Frenkel's works are: identity, migration, transition, translation and cultural displacement. The article traces the ten essays on Frenkel that were published in the new monograph of her work, citing and exploring a number of her video pieces along the way, including String Games, This is Your Messiah Speaking, Body Missing, The Institute TM, Once Near Water: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive, and The Blue Train.

ITEM 2014.21 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

String GamesVera Frenkel

This is Your Messiah SpeakingVera Frenkel

Body MissingVera Frenkel

The Institute TMVera Frenkel

Once Near Water: Notes from the Scaffolding ArchiveVera Frenkel

The Blue TrainVera Frenkel