Bodies of fate

Using the metaphor of Prairie Wheat, this videotape examines notions of fate and will. The starting point was a theory of poet W.B. Yeats; a Body of Fate is “the internal representation of the physical and mental environment, the changing human body, the stream of Phenomena as this affects a particular individual, all that is forced upon us from without, Time as it affects sensation.” The artist muses on the positive and negative outcomes of certain actions.




15 minutes


Video West exhibition- Inclusion in video series Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary. Curated by Kay Burns; Camera Obscura, videotape Bodies of Fate screened as part of on-air artists’ television project. Both in 1990.