Item MS-3-46, 1987-007 - 1/4 Moon, How long have you known Barbara?, Still of Eric Cameron's "Edwin's Egg"

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1/4 Moon, How long have you known Barbara?, Still of Eric Cameron's "Edwin's Egg"

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David Askevold and Eric Cameron

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MS-3-46, 1987-007

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  • 1987 (Creation)
    Askevold, David
  • 1987 (Creation)
    Cameron, Eric, 1935-

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1 videocassette (30 min., 10 sec.) : col., U-matic, NTSC, stereo. - 1 videocassette : Betacam SP

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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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Eric Cameron was born in 1935 in Leicester England and currently works as a Professor of Art at the University of Calgary. Cameron received his BA in painting from King’s College, Durham University in Newcastle and his Diploma in Art History from the Courtauld Institute at the University of London. Cameron is known for his “Think Paintings” that he begun in 1979 as a teacher at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His “Thick Paintings” are objects that he covered in multiple layers of gesso. Cameron received the 2004 Governor General’s Award for Visual Art.

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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 video recordings by David Askevold and work by Eric Cameron.

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

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See, MS-3-46, Box 5, Folder 81 on more information on Eric Cameron's art practice. See MS-3-46, Box 54, Folder 11, Item 3 for a photographic still of How Long Have you Known Barbara?

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David Askevold's video is copyrighted until 2058.

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Descriptive information was originally prepared Fall 1990 by David Johnson and Mindy Miller. It was revised March 8, 2006 and March 15, 2006 by Renee Gruszecki. The archival description was revised on May 26, 2015 by the Dalhousie University Archives.

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  • English

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