Critical Writing Index

Canadian Colinization

by Andrew Sorfleet

C Magazine, Fall 1991, no. 31, pp. 44-52

Andrew Sorfleet reviews Colin Campbell:Media Works 1972-1990 retrospective at The National Gallery of Canada. Sorfleet elaborates on Ferguson's belief that video art is Canada's first art history, by dissecting Canada's struggle of creating a national identity within mass media, which is primarily dominated by American content. Campbell's work including himself in drag, as characters inspired by women in American pop culture. An excerpt from an interview with Campbell's collaborator Lisa Steele is also included in which she discusses Campbell's influence and participation in the early Queen Street scene.

ITEM 1991.111 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Dangling by their MouthsColin Campbell

Modern LoveColin Campbell

Woman from MalibuColin Campbell

Sackville I'm YoursColin Campbell

Lisa Steele

The Woman Who Went Too FarColin Campbell

Shango BotanicaColin Campbell

Bad GirlsColin Campbell