Books Authored
Edited Collections
Chapters in Books
Catalogue Essays
Journals and Special Issues Edited


Books Authored

(R) Ecstatic World: Media, Humanism, Ecology (forthcoming MIT Press).

(R) Marshall McLuhan: Cosmic Media (London: Sage Publications, 2005).



Founding editor, Public: Arts/Culture/Ideas
Associate editor, Moving Image Review Arts Journal (MIRAJ)
Editorial board, Cinémas


Edited Collections

(R) Cartographies of Place: Ways of Representing the Urban, co-edited with Michael Darroch (forthcoming McGill-Queen’s University Press).

Reimagining Cinema: Multiscreen and Split Images at Expo 67, co-edited with Monika Gagnon (in progress, six original dossiers, interviews with artists, and critical essays).

(R) Locating Migrating Media, co-edited with Greg Elmer, Charles Davis and John McCullough (Lexington Press, 2010).

(R) Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema, co-edited with Dr. Susan Lord (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007).

(R) Wild Science: Reading Feminism, Medicine, and the Media, co-edited with Kim Sawchuk (New York and London: Routledge, 2000).

(R) Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women’s Cinema, co-edited with Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, and Brenda Longfellow (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999).

Mirror Machine: Video and Identity (Toronto: YYZ Books and CRCCII, 1995).

Towards the Slaughterhouse of History: Working Papers on Culture, co-edited with Sharon Brooks (Toronto: YYZ Books, 1992).


Chapters in Books

(R) “Translocal Transits in Toronto Art Practices,” in Walter Moser (ed.), Transits: Canada/Brazil. Ottawa: University of Ottawa (forthcoming).

(R)  “Poetics of Place in Montreal Films,” in Greg Elmer et al. (eds.), Migrating Media. Lexington Press, 2010.

(R) with Michael Darroch. “Anonymous History as Methodology: The Collaborations of Siegfried Giedion, Jacqueline Tyrwhitt, and the Explorations Group (1951-53),” in Andreas Broeckmann and Gunalan Nadarajan (eds.), Place Studies in Art, Media, Science and Technology.  Weimar: VDG Verlag, 2009, pp. 9-27.

(R) with Dr. Susan Lord. “Introduction to Fluid Screens,” in Susan Lord and Janine Marchessault (eds.), Fluid Screens: Expanded Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, pp. 3-25.

(R) “Multi-Screens and Future Cinema: The Labyrinth Project at Expo 67,” in Susan Lord and Janine Marchessault (eds.), Fluid Screens: Expanded Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, pp. 29-51.

(R) with Dipti Gupta. “Film Festivals as Cultural Traffic and Urban Encounter,” in Johanne Sloan (ed.), Urban Enigmas. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007, pp. 239-254.

(R) “Men in White, Women in Aprons: Utopian Iconographies of TV Doctors,” in Rusty Shteir and Bernard Lightman (eds.), Figuring It Out.. Durham, NH: University Press of New England, 2006, pp. 315-336.

(R) “Mechanical Brides and Mama’s Boys: Gender and Technology in Early McLuhan,” in Gary Genosko (ed.), Marshall McLuhan: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory, Vol. II.. New York and London: Routledge, 2005, pp. 161-180.

(R) “Sympathetic Understanding in Tu as crié: Let Me Go,” in Jim Leach and Jeannette Sloniowski (eds.), Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003, pp. 211-225.

“Women, Nature, and Chemistry: Hand-processed Films From Film Farm,” in Steve Reinke and Tom Taylor (eds.), Lux: A Decade of Artist Film and Video. Toronto: YYZ Books, 2000, pp. 135-142.

(R) “Learning the New Information Order,” in Jody Berland and Shelley Hornstein (eds.), Capital Culture: A Reader on Modernist Legacies, State Institutions, and the Value(s) of Art. Innis Centenary Series. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000, pp. 168-176.

(R) “David Suzuki’s The Secret of Life: Informatics and the Popular Discourse of the Life Code,” in Janine Marchessault and Kim Sawchuk (eds.), Wild Science: Reading Feminism, Medicine, and the Media. New York and London: Routledge, 2000, pp. 55-65.

(R) “Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema: From Introspection to Retrospection,” in Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, and Janine Marchessault (eds.), Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women’s Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999, pp. 135-147.

(R) “Spectatorship in Cyberspace: The Global Embrace,” in Jody Berland, Will Straw, and David Tomas (eds.), Theory Rules: Art as Theory, Theory and Art. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996, pp. 223-241.

“Amateur Video and the Challenge for Change,” in Janine Marchessault (ed.), Mirror Machine: Video and Identity. Toronto: YYZ Books and CRCCII, 1995, pp. 13-25.

“Jacques et Novembre: The Emergence of a New Paradigm,” in Michael Dorland and Pierre Veronneau (eds.), Dialogue: Cinéma canadien et québécois/Quebec and Canadian Cinemas. Toronto: MediaTexte Inc./Cinematheque Quebecoise, 1987, pp. 223-229.



 (R) “Of Bicycles and Films: The Case of CineCycle,” Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 40 (2010), 93-104.

(R) “The Value of the Parochial: Film and the Commonplace,” MediaTropes 2.1 (2009), 24-36.

(R) “McLuhan’s Pedagogical Art,” Flusser Studies 6 (2008), 1-13.

(R) “Manufacturing Humanism: Steichen/Burtynsky,” Prefix Photo 15 (2007), 54-67.

(R) with Susan Lord, “Translocal Connectivities and Citizenship Practices in the New Media Arts,” Public: Art/Culture/Ideas Digipopo 31 (2005): (DVD publication

“A Tribute to Robin Wood,” CineAction 71 (Winter 2007), 29-30.

“Film Scenes: Paris, New York, Toronto,” Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 22 and 23 (2002), 58-75.

(R) “Sympathetic Understanding in Tu as crié Let Me Go,” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 10.2 (2001), 21-35.

(R) With Haidee Wasson, “Eyewitness History: New Technologies and the Production of Visual Evidence,” Convergence (Fall 1998), 17-23.

“The Women’s Liberation Front of Quebec,” Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 14 (1996), 36-48.

“David Suzuki’s The Secret of Life: Informatics and the Popular Discourse of the Life Code,” New Formations 19 (1996), 120-29.

(R) “Reflections on the Dispossessed: Video and the ‘Challenge for Change’ Experiment,” Screen (Oxford) 36 (Summer 1995), 131-46.

“On Hannah Arendt: Thinking In My Identity Where Actually I Am Not,” Public 12 (1995), 14-27.

“Imagining the New Information Order: ‘You Will,’” CineAction 33 (1994), 53-57.

“The Naked Eye Redressed: Invisibility and Redemption,” Public Art/Culture/Ideas 7 (1993), 21-37.

“Incorporating the Gaze: Interactive Video and Other Death Drives,” Parachute 65 (Winter 1992), 23-28.

“Feminist Art and the Politics of Authorship,” Open Letter (Eighth Series) 4 (1992), 82-90.

“Reach Out and Touch Someone: Interactive Reality at the End of History,” M5V 2 (Winter 1991/1992), 18-24.

“Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema: From Introspection to Retrospection,” CineAction 24 and 25 (1991), 30-37.

“Is the Dead Author a Woman? Some Thoughts on Female Authorship,” Parallelogramme 15.4 (February 1990), 10-19.

“Writing Feminist Histories: ‘The Burning Times’ and ‘The Company of Strangers,’” CineAction 23 (1990), 70-73.

“An Erotics of Space: The Cinematic Apparatus in the Aura of Science,” Public Art/Culture/Ideas 2 (1989), 87-98.

“‘Les matins infidèles’: Patriarchy and Photography,” CineAction 18 (1989), 69-71.

“The Critic’s Choice: Things Great and Not So Great,” CineAction 15 (1988), 8-12.

“Your Life is a Film,” CineAction 12 (1988), 39-43.

“In Search of It All,” CineAction 10 (1987), 6-11.

With Marc Lewis and Andrew Payne. “Public Imaginary,” Parachute 48 (Fall 1987), 21-25.

“Sans Soleil,” CineAction 5 (1986), 2-6.

“Poo-pooing the Phallus: Karen Finlay’s Performance Art,” Border/lines 5 (1986), 23-25.

“Inventing Paradox: Celine and Julie Go Boating,” CineAction 3 and 4 (1986), 84-90.

Ecstatic Worlds: Utopian Film Projects of the 20th Century (manuscript in progress)



“Lynne Cohen: National Gallery of Canada,” ArtForum International 40.9 (March 2002), 187-88.

“Christine Davis: The Power Plant,” ArtForum International 40.2 (October 2001), 164.

“Patricia Zimmerman’s Reel Families: A Social History of Amateur Film,” (book review) Screen (Oxford) 37.4 (Winter 1996), 419-23.

“Elaine Frigon/Lynn Hershman,” Transmission: La Centrale Gallery Catalogue (Montreal: La Centrale, 1996).

“Christine Davis,” Parachute 69 (Winter 1993), 43.

“Two Feminist Documentaries,” CineAction 21 (1991), 47-51.

“Unfaithful Mournings: Patriarchy and Photography,” CineAction 18 (Fall 1989), 69-70.

“Reason Into Passion: Wieland at Crossroads,” Border/lines 1 (1985), 35-36.


Catalogue Essays

 “Ecstatic Universe: Bataille’s Negative Ecology,” The Universal Code, Power Plant Catalogue, Toronto, 2009.

“Images @ 20,” (with Marc Glassman), Images Broadsheet, 2007.

“Christine Davis and the Secret Life of Screens,” Christine Davis, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, 2007, 46-55.

 The Shopping Mall and the Camp — The Art of An Te Liu” (Toronto: Mercer Union Publications, 2004), 3-8.

“Darwin’s Image: The Evolving Nature of Cinema,” 44th International Short Film Festival (Oberhausen, Germany, 1999), 93-97.

“Making Room for Nature,” Digital Gardens, The Power Plant, Toronto, 1996, 61-73.

“The Body in Bits,” Frankenstein: Explorations in Manipulation and Surrationality (Guelph: Macdonald Steward Art Centre, 1995), 15-26.

“Place Setting: The Site of Seeing in Citer le lieu,” Sylvie Bélanger Works (Alberta: Lethbridge Gallery, 1993), 10-18.


Journals and Special Issues Edited

Co-Editor (with Steven Logan, Michael Prokopow), Mourning the Suburb, Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 43 (2011).

Co-Editor (with Aleksandra Kaminska and Jason Rovito), SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 37 (Fall 2008).

Co-Editor (with Saara Liinamaa and Karyn Sandlos), Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, “Urban Interventions”, 32 (2006).

Co-Editor (with Saara Liinamaa and Christine Shaw), PublicArt/Culture/Ideas, “Localities” 29 (2004).

Co-Editor (with Will Straw), Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, “Cities/Scenes” 23 (2002).

Co-Editor (with Susan Lord), Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, “Light” 18 (1999).

Editor: Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, “Quebec” 14 (1996).

Editor: Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, “Love” 10 (1994).

Co-Editor (with Marc de Guerre), Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, “Sound” 4-5 (1991).

Co-Editor (with Sylvie Bélanger, Christine Davis, Mark Lewis and Tom Taylor), Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, “Carnal Knowledge” 3 (1989).

Co-Editor, CineAction, “Framing the Family” 30 (1992).

Co-Editor, CineAction, “Feminist Cinema” 22-33 (1991).

Co-Editor, CineAction, “Canadian Cinema” 16 (1989).

Co-Editor, CineAction, “Sex” 10 (1987).