Louise Noguchi, video still from Crack, 2000

Louise Noguchi (Canadian, born 1958) video still from Crack, 2000, continuous DVD projection with sound by Louise Noguchi ©2002 Louise Noguchi and Robert Birch Gallery

In Light: Louise Noguchi

July 6 - September 29, 2002


This is the second in a series of eight video projections comprising the two-year project In Light. Video projection is an art form adopted by artists whose practices would not otherwise be characterized as video. By enlarging the image, artists evoke the popular appeal of cinema, yet in situating it on gallery walls, fine art traditions are also invoked.


The Art Gallery of Ontario is proud to highlight the importance of video art. Beginning April 6, 2002 and running until April 4, 2004, an exhibition series entitled In Light will present video installations by eight contemporary artists. This two-year series features recent video works by Canadian and international artists who were selected for their unique approaches to the medium and its elaboration of themes identified with their individual practices.

The AGO's commitment to video has been seen through previous exhibitions, such as Video Primer and Ecstatic Memory. The AGO has made a priority of presenting ongoing video exhibitions and introducing visitors to this ever-evolving art form.

Based on technologies that have only existed since the mid-1960s, video art does not have the lengthy genealogy that informs our understanding of more traditional artistic media. With large-scale video projections, however, the artists in In Light make strong connections to the pictorial traditions of fine art, with added dimensions of movement, luminosity and acoustic space. Video is an experiential medium that unfolds as you watch. Each artist in the In Light series will use continuous DVD projection to present a single work that will be on view for a 12-week duration.

Euan Macdonald: April 6 to June 30, 2002
Louise Noguchi: July 6 to September 29, 2002
Mark Wallinger: October 5, 2002 to January 5, 2003
Seth Price: January 11 to April 6, 2003
Darren Almond: April 9 to July 6, 2003
Francis Alys: July 12 to October 5, 2003
Stacey Lancaster: October 11, 2003 to January 4, 2004
Daniel Olson: January 10 to April 4, 2004

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