Item MS-3-46, 1991-012 - Small craft harbours

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Small craft harbours

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David Askevold

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MS-3-46, 1991-012

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  • 1991 (Creation)
    Askevold, David

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1 videocassette (19 min., 30 sec.) : U-matic

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(1940- 2008)

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David Askevold (30 March 1940 – 23 January 2008) was an internationally known experimental Canadian artist, whose practices included media, painting and video. Askevold came to Nova Scotia in the 1970s to develop and teach the “Projects Class” at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, which involved numerous conceptual artists. Askevold contributed to the local Halifax art community, as is seen in the tapes associated with the Centre for Art Tapes.

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The tape was donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 2013 by the Centre for Art Tapes.

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Item consists of two video recordings by David Askevold, "Small Craft Harbours: Scotia Fundy Region" (11 min.), and "Experimental Silver Hake Fishery" (8 min., 30 sec.)/

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  • English

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Video can be viewed at the Dalhousie University Archives. Advance notice is required.

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