International Geographic, Edited by Tam-Ca Vo-Van and Stefan St-Laurent

International Geographic, Edited by Tam-Ca Vo-Van and Stefan St-Laurent

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Softcover, 6 x 9 in.

168 pp. /18 pp bw. / 4 pp c.

Published by YYZBOOKS and Galerie SAW Gallery

Toronto/Ottawa, 2007.

Tam-Ca Vo-Van is a curator and film programmer based in Ottawa and is currently the director of Galerie SAW Gallery, where she has curated many exhibitions, including International Geographic, The Winter Life and Culture Crash. She is also a founder of the Electric Fields Electronic Music and Media Forum. She currently serves as the chair of the Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones (AGAVF).

Stefan St-Laurent is a multidisciplinary artist and curator. He has been the Curator of Galerie SAW Gallery in Ottawa since 2002, and has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Visual Arts of the University of Ottawa since 2010. His performance and video-based work has been exhibited in several galleries and museums.

The subject of International Geographic is experimental ethnographic film, video and performance art. This anthology of essays and artistss projects addresses questions such as "How do we represent human populations in art?"; "What are the devices artists use to address impacts on the subjects they are working with?" and "What are the lines that separate cultural appropriation from exploitation?" Ethnographic film and video is commonly characterized as anthropological work that seeks to establish an objective and analytical depiction of a specific culture. The essays and artworks in this collection call this definition into question.




Stefan St-Laurent + Tam-Ca Vo-Van

Another Look/Un regard autre

Catherine Russell

The Other History of Intercultural Performance/L'autre histoire de la performance interculturelle

Coco Fusco


Trinh T. Minh-ha

Contesting the Other: Ethnography, an Ideology or a Methodology?/La contestation de l'Autre: l'ethnographie, une ideologie ou une methodologie?

Narendra Pachkhede

List of works in exhibition/Liste des uvres presentees dans l'exposition


ISBN: 0-920397-42-5 / 978-0-920397-42-8