Distinguishing Features

  • 15 Years of Artists' Video at Ed Video: 1976-1991
  • Friday, May 13, 8pm $2 members/ $3 non-members
  • CineCycle 317 Spadina Ave. Rear

Part of Spring 1994

This program compiled by Karen Knights, chronicles fifteen years of video production at Ed Video in Guelph, Ontario. This not an attempt to provide an ‘official’ history, but rather a sampling of the diverse work produced at Ed Video. The screening spans from the early formal exploration of time and space by Eric Cameron in Keeping Marlene Out of the Picture (1974-1975), to Nancy Hallas and Rick Leroux’s visually lush, The Dance of Life … On Mars (1991). Among other works included are Noel Harding’s, A Serene Composition Suggestive of Pastoral Repose (1977) and Nora Hutchinson’s Dick and Jane (1990). Often belatedly or completely unacknowledged, many of these artists have made important contributions to Canadian video practice. ‘These pictures and words are traces of the work from a particular region…. and [this] exhibition will inspire reflection on the medium’s history here and on the role Guelph and Ed Video have had in it’. (K. Knights)