Liz Knox

Liz Knox Something in the way

Something in the Way, Liz Knox, 4:00, 2015

As a popular 90s rock song plays, text appears on-screen, sourced from fan writing about what the song is ‘really about’. As lyrics are sung, those lyrics are interpreted, and in the grand tradition of fandom, disagreements are had.

All the text for this work was taken from


Primarily working with text, much of Liz Knox’s work exists as artist books, large wall-text installations, videos, sound, drawings and multiples. Knox studied Studio Art at the University of Guelph and received her MFA at Emily Carr University in 2013. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals across Canada and internationally including the Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver; Access Gallery, Vancouver; G Gallery, Toronto; Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax; Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin; Vtape, Toronto; and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto. In 2018 Knox presented a new 3-channel video installation at Paved Arts, Saskatoon.


Cold Cuts Video Festival 2018