Publication devoted to a new video installation by the Toronto-based video artist and cultural critic. In merging the etchings of J.M.W. Turner with video of Canadian landscape bearing the same geographical names as their British counterparts, Fung reveals the subtle ways in which land is culturally misappropriated. In her essay, Gagnon refers to the superimposition of contemporary moving images upon older fixed ones as temporal collages. As a Canadian of Chinese ancestry born in Trinidad, Fung conveys his understanding of the misrepresentation of place as conveyed by popular film and media.
McMaster Museum of Art (01/2009)
48 pp col. ill. 8 x 10.5 in softcover
Monika Kin Gagnon