Two independent videos that don’t have much in common. Stewart Applegath’s Canadian Escaping History (1992), shot in black-and-white Pixelvision as well as in more conventional color, spends 41 minutes tracking Mel Glasser, a recovering schizophrenic in Chicago who identifies vaguely with Abraham Lincoln; on the whole, Glasser seems much more lucid about his own life than Applegath is about his motives in following him. John Sanborn’s Quirky: Facts & Friction (1992), subtitled “a video self-portrait,” is 35 minutes of fooling around; much of the writing and humor is arch and silly, but the technical play with video is often fresh and lively.