Pure Virtue (Video, 15:30)

1985

Videos

Conflating the historical image of Queen Elizabeth I with those of popular culture, Mars as an aging Queen Elizabeth I talked about such things as virginity, love and deception, in the process illustrating how the relationship of women to power has not significantly changed since the 16th century.

Selected purchases: University of Ottawa Library; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Halifax; York University, Toronto; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Windsor; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Emily Carr College of Art and Design (ECIAD), Vancouver; Art Metropole Collection, Toronto; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (USA); Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; Trinity Square Video Archive, Toronto; University of Toronto; University of Guelph; Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), Calgary; and Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto

Camera: Colin Campbell
Editor: Ed Mowbray
Performed with Angelo Pedari (Essex); and Odette Oliver, Johanna
Householder, Louise Garfield and Janice Hladki (Girl gang)
Choreography: Odette Oliver
Original music: Kevin McGugan

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