"Artist on Fire is an astoundingly dynamic piece of filmmaking. [...] In a way, Artist on Fire heralds a new form of art criticism, albeit in cinematic form. While there is a lot of commentary in the film—friends and acquaintances of Wieland discuss her and her work in voice-overs—Armatage is not interested in critical or historical judgements. What we get, rather, is a total—visual, aural, domestic, metaphysical—immersion in Wieland's world."
-- Carole Corbeil
Corbeil, Carole. "Capturing power of Wieland's art: Festival of Festivals." Review of Artist On Fire: The Work of Joyce Wieland. Globe and Mail, September 18, 1987.