BEST SCREEN­WRITER

NOW Magazine - Best of Toronto - - Art -

VERA FRENKEL No­body in Toronto can make a ca­reer just writ­ing movies, but that doesn’t mean we lack for screen­writ­ers. Don McKel­lar is bril­liant at writ­ing clas­sic Toronto char­ac­ters, and Semi Chel­las has a ge­nius for story pre­ci­sion. But the best screen­writer in the city writes for video and com­puter screens. Mul­ti­me­dia artist Vera Frenkel cre­ates worlds that live be­tween Canada and Europe, mem­ory and bu­reau­cracy, art and the art sys­tem. One early tape is called Signs Of A Plot, and that dou­ble en­ten­dre extends even to her re­cent Web works. For the full story, vtape.org has a new DVD boxed set of her work.

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