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Centre for Art Tapes tape collection
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Centre for Art Tapes tape collection

  • MS-3-46
  • Collection
  • 1970-2013

Collection contains over 1,300 video and audio tapes created by members or affiliates of the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The collection includes works created between 1975 and 2012.

Centre for Art Tapes

Explaining pictures to dead air

Item is a video recording of the tele-performance Explaining Pictures to Dead Air by Clive Robertson. The performance was a live cablecast specifically created for the Fifth Network/Cinquiéme Réseau conference held in Toronto, Ontario from Septemb...

Robertson, Clive, 1946-

Le Magra

Item is a documentary work created by Pierre Falardeau and Julian Poulin about the police academy in Nicolet. The Centre for Art Tapes screened the work with Pea Soup in 1980.

Falardeau, Pierre

Televizion tapes

Item consists of four video works : Night time photographs by Katherine Knight as well as a series titled Televizion Tapes by John Currie. Series consists of : Sylivia (17 min.), Blow Job (Rubber Dickey) A Soap Opera (4 min.) and Texas John (16 mi...

Knight, Katherine

Room for a co-op

Item is a video work produced by Barry Burley and Fred Ward. Rex Tasker was the executive producer. The video was edited by Barry Burley in 1977. The work is about the Prince Edward Island Marine Plants Cooperative and was screened by the Centre f...

Burley, Barry

Explaining art

Item is a set of two videos that documents a multi-media performance. In the performance, Clive Robertson dresses as Joseph Beuys while reading the news.

Robertson, Clive, 1946-

The black and white tapes

Item consists of three video works created by John Orentlicher and Tom Sherman created between 1978 and 1979. The video works are a series titled The black and white tapes and include : 2 + 1 +1, Because it's my image - Watching the leather...

Orentlicher, John

Pea soup #2

Item is a video work created by Pierre Falardeau and Julian Poulin in 1978. The Centre for Art Tapes screened the work with La Magra in 1980.

Falardeau, Pierre

On Air

Item consists of four video works in the series On air, created by Susan Britton : Love Hurts (10 min., 1977); ...and a woman (6 min., 1978); Don’t get cute (8 min., 1978); Tango (7 min., 1976). Centre for Art Tapes exhibition of her photographs ...

Britton, Susan

Operating room scrub

Item is a video work of a filmed performance by Theodore Wan called Operating room scrub, an installation by Victoria General Hospital called Sculpture: Calling attention to a space. It was edited from Operating room scrub by Dalhousie University ...

Wan, Theodore, 1953-1987

Operating room scrub

Item is a Betacam SP videocassette created by Theodore Wan as part of installation at the Victoria General Hospital called Sculpture: Calling attention to a space. It was edited from Operating room scrub by Dalhousie University surgery department.

Wan, Theodore, 1953-1987

Lunar Re-Appraisal

Item consists of a video recording by Clive Robertson entitled "Lunar Re-Appraisal". The work describes the fictional story of a woman astro-scientist who was meant to travel to the moon in 1969 using factual information about the NASA ...

Robertson, Clive, 1946-

Guysborough county

Item is a video created by Barry Burley in 1979. The video looks at the problems of the people of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. Video was screened at Centre for Art Tapes in 1979.

Burley, Barry

Coke adds life?

Item is a video created by Dean Johnstone as part of a Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Project. Lighting by David Wigmore and Effects: B. McCarvellPerformers include: Buell, Cole, Cousins, Genge, Johnstone, McCarvell, McInnis, Mclean, Parslo...

Johnstone, Dean

Prose readings

Item consists of two video works created by Mike Riggio (director), John Doyle (camera), and Paul Wadden (writer and performer). Video includes two selections of prose readings : Far greater love on a far greater bay and One of the boys. Video is ...

Wadden, Paul

Unknown, untitled #1

Item is a video created by Amy Pfeiffer, Unknown, untitled #1 made in 1978. The content is described as: Man goes into china shop, steals - intercut: video tape of television screen, apples in hand, hands next to loaded dinner plate at dining table.

Pfeiffer, Amy

Multiplexing

Item consists of an audio recording by Tom Sherman which was recorded for "Community Reception" at the Centre for Art Tapes on October 31 and November 10, 1979.

Sherman, Tom, 1947-

Tele-Video : Four Halifax artists

Item consists of four video works part of Videos are of Tele-video : Four Halifax artists : To Russia with love by Madelaine Palko (15 min., 45 sec.), Commercial by Andrea Birkets (3 min., 16 sec.), Information morning by David Short (6 min., 53 s...

Birkets, Andrea

TVideo and East on the 401

Items consists of two video works created by Tom Sherman : "TVideo" (1980) and "East on the 401", which was formerly titled "You can't watch television and drive a care at the same time" (1978). "TVideo"...

Sherman, Tom, 1947-

TVideo

Item is a video performance where Tom Sherman discusses a fictional end to his career. The work was created in 1980 and was produced in Toronto, set in Montreal, and shot in Syracuse, New York. The work was originally created for broadcast on &quo...

Sherman, Tom, 1947-

Ecstasy unlimited

Item is a video work created by Laura Kipnis in 1980. According to a conversation with Liz MacDougall on February 11th, 2007, the tape was the artists final NSCAD project. The video is about prostitution, sex, and power.

Kipnis, Laura

Embodiments of mind 2

Item is a video work created by Edward Slopek in 1980. The Centre for Art Tapes screened the work along with Trotz and videos by by Penny Brown. The video explores the correlation between the speed of neural wave patterns in the human brain and th...

Slopek, Edward

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