Christine Redfern is the author of Chapter “Walk a mile in her shoes : the art of Karen Elaine Spencer” published in the book More Caught in the Act: An Anthology of Performance Art by Canadian Women, Vol. 2. edited by Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars.
“More Caught in the Act includes 29 comprehensive profiles of artists from across the country, along with five contextual essays that place current performance strategies by women within broader art historical and cultural contexts. Richly illustrated by a stunning colour cover and 264 black and white images, More Caught in the Act captures the depth and breadth of this exciting field. Edited by Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars and designed by Zab Design & Typography, published by Artexte Editions, Montreal and YYZ Books, Toronto.” (Artexte Editions : http://artexte.ca/publications/lang/en/)
More Caught in the Act: An Anthology of Performance Art by Canadian Women
Vol. 2, ed. by Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars 420 pp. , 264 b/w photos, 18 colour plates ISBN 978-0-920397-64-0 (softcover) Montreal and Toronto: Artexte Editions/YYZBOOKS, 2016.
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CHRISTINE REDFERN is the founder, head curator and artistic director of ELLEPHANT. Redfern’s mandate has always been to expand the opportunities for contemporary art to connect with a broader public. Comfortable in the fields of both science and art, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Communications from the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Concordia University, Montreal. Her curatorial highlights include the 1996 Toronto exhibition protesting censorship titled Yonis, Phalluses and Other Gifts and the 2004 exhibition Re:dress at Toronto’s Design Exchange Museum showcasing new media installations and performances from Quebec, including Formica by Philomène Longpré. In 2011 and 2012, Redfern curated a touring exhibition to draw attention to the fact that Ana Mendieta was one of the most prolific video artists of her generation. Body Tracks and Anima brought together pioneering films by Mendieta, with contemporary works that pushed the genre in new directions. Redfern is also the author of Who Is Ana Mendieta? starring drawings by Caro Caron and an introductory essay by Lucy R. Lippard, published by the Feminist Press, NYC and in French by les Éditions du remue-ménage, Montréal, 2011. Moreover, Redfern has also penned innumerable essays, interviews and reviews on art as the former weekly arts writer for the Montreal Mirror and the Montreal Gazette, as well as contributing to exhibition catalogues, artist’s monographs, anthologies, and the following publications: Border Crossings, Canadian Art, ARTnews, The Globe & Mail, National Post and Contemporary magazine, London, UK.