Spontaneous Combustion

Title

Spontaneous Combustion

Description

A short documentary film about the art collective, Spontaneous Combustion from the early-to-mid 1980’s.

Creator

Richard Mongiat/David Sylvestre

Source

Collective City

Publisher

Collective City

Rights

Collective City

Format

Online documentary film

Type

Documentary film

Context

Spontaneous Combustion was a collective of contemporary visual artists, many who had graduated from the Ontario College of Art in the early-to-mid 1980’s. These artists worked in a variety of media ranging from large format printmaking to holography and almost all presented their work in installation format. In interviews supported by archival film and photography, Spontaneous Combustion founders b.h. yael, Gwen MacGregor and Caroline Langill discuss the collective’s origins, the role of the artist as curator and how few opportunities existed for installation artists, particularly for artists who were working with kinetic work or electronics.

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Citation

Richard Mongiat/David Sylvestre, “Spontaneous Combustion,” Alternative Toronto, accessed August 11, 2022, https://www.alternativetoronto.ca/archive/items/show/634.