Elizabeth Chitty, “Social Studies”, 1979

Excerpt from Elizabeth Chitty, “Social Studies”. Originally broadcast April 2, 1979. 6:05 min. Produced by John Anderson, The GINA Show, Season 1, Episode 19. Courtesy of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia

“Social Studies” was the media element of a performance by Elizabeth Chitty, that took place at the Western Front on April 6, 1979. This work is a precursor to Chitty’s later work “Telling Tales”.

Elizabeth Chitty is a St. Catherines-based artist, known for her pioneering work in dance, video, landscape-based installation and performance. Her work examines the human condition and is concerned with effecting
transformation in herself and her audiences.

More information about her work can be found at elizabethchitty.ca

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