syntaxerrors: Video 03 - Counter-InterpellationAaron Vidaver
Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, 2001
Running Length 0:50:33
Video (VHS format)
Aaron Vidaver is a writer and archivist. Drawing upon his archival work for cultural organizations, artist-run centres, and educational institutions as well as his previous interventions in public space, Vidaver built a performed lecture addressing juridical selfhood and linguistic dissent. Counter-Interpellation used a recitation of his report card evaluations, beginning in kindergarten and extending through to his university studies to punctuate a discussion of subjection in Althusser's theory of interpellation.
Vidaver edits the Documents in Poetics series for the Friends of RuncibleMountain and is an associate of the Centre for Contemporary Writing. He coordinates Studies in Practical Negation, a seminar on oppositional writing at the Kootenay School of Writing, and is currently working on Unentitled, a long poem, and A Field Guide to Feral Ornaments, a prose collaboration with Steven Ward and Roger Farr.