Nelson Henricks Videoworks: Volume 1


Collection: Single Artist Compilations

Tags: Consumer culture, Humor, Performance, Videoworks

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Nelson Henricks Videoworks: Volume 1

"The videowork of Nelson Henricks, though quite varied in treatment and theme, has worked toward the articulation of a single concern: How can love fly through the air and be received by me?"

—Steve Reinke

Included Titles

Conspiracy of Lies
"Conspiracy Of Lies speaks of the alienation of minorities, of consumer culture, urban isolation and the fine balance between mental order and chaos. The video begins with a voice (my own) recounting the story of the discovery of a series of diary...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: consumer culture, gender, lgbtq, mental landscape, sexuality

Nelson Henricks
1994 | 12:00
"The video Emission found its origin in three performances which I wrote between 1988 and 1991. In their original form, the performances dealt with sex, romance, and communication technologies. The video elaborates upon these themes to speak of how...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: body, future, language, performance

Nelson Henricks
1994 | 07:00
"This video in two parts is a newcomer's portrait of Montréal, and focuses on two of my architectural obsessions: the Hydro Québec building and the Métro. I spent my first winter in Montréal in a cold, dark, first-floor apartment. I sat in the...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: architecture, autobiography, humor, language

Nelson Henricks
1995 | 07:00
"Look at a landscape and imagine a different one there. Touch the body and let it slip from memory. Imagine a desert when what you see is winter. The filmmaker evokes a territory where fragile shifts—the links between things, emotions, and places—...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, memory