performer, microphone, slide projection, video projection
1980 version 12″; 1981 version approx. 25″
History, Colour T.V. & You, is a performance using video projection, slides and live action. It begins with History as a metaphor for communication (since communication necessarily implies recognizable, known information) and links it with T.V., a tool of memory. But hard facts and communication devices leave emotions out in the cold; the T.V. and the performer become seductive and she turns to You with live vocals sung to an instrumental track of the Dusty Springfield tear-jerker, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.”
Performance History 1980-83
3e symposium d’art performance, Lyon, France; International Video Festival, La Mamelle, San Francisco; Musée du Quebec, Quebec City; Western Front, Vancouver, The Music Gallery/Art Metropole, Toronto; Walter Phillips Gallery, Agit-Prop Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; Mercer Union, Toronto; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Neutral Ground, Regina; Darcheu, Sherbrooke, QC; Struts, Sackville, N.B.; GAP, Toronto; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Performance, Parachute, Montreal, GAP, Toronto
Remount in 2008 for Bureau de Change, Walter Phillips Gallery, curator Sylvie Gilbert
Agit.Prop. Performance in Banff. Walter Phillis Gallery. July 9-25, 1982. ed Lorne Falk.
Performance: Text(e) & Documents. ed. Chantal Pontbriand. Editions Parachute. Montréal. 1981. 188.
Photos: top at Western Front (Hugh Poole), others at Walter Phillips Gallery (Douglas Sharpe) except video shots (Ric Amis)