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Caroline Langill

Researcher in Residence, 2006

Shifting Polarities: Proposing a Canon of Canadian Electronic Media Art, 1970-1990

Caroline Langill is conducting doctoral research in the joint Canadian Studies program at Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario) and Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario). She is also a Sessional Instructor, Integrated Media, at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Parallel to these activities, she continues her work as an accomplished artist.

Her project, Shifting Polarities: Proposing a Canon of Canadian Electronic Media Art, 1970-1990, will draw from the CR+D archives and library in order to establish a potential canon of electronic media art produced by Canadian artists between 1970 and 1990. The project recognizes and attempts to redress the absence of such works in broad museum exhibitions and collections in Canada. Langill proposes two main areas of research: a survey of documentation at the CR+D and qualitative field work comprised of interviews with artists whose works are considered as potential components of a canon.

© 2006 FDL