Item MS-3-46, 1986-010A - Life Like It: Some Hfx. Video, Wallace + Theresa, Commercial Culture (popular projects A - C)

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Life Like It: Some Hfx. Video, Wallace + Theresa, Commercial Culture (popular projects A - C)

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Jan Peacock

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MS-3-46, 1986-010A

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  • 1986 (Creation)
    Peacock, Jan (1955- )

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1 videocassette : U-matic

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Jan Peacock is an internationally known Canadian mixed media artist, born in Barrie, Ontario in 1955. Peacock received a BFA from the University of Western Ontario (1978) and a MFA from the University of California, San Diego (1981). Peacock has been a prominent Halifax artist since the 1980’s, and much of her media and video art has been associated with the Centre for Art Tapes (MS-3-46). Peacock currently is a Professor in the Department of Media Arts and Director of the MFA program at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Peacock received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2012.

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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 a video recording by Jan Peacock. This video work was a part of the 1986 video exhibition, "Life Like It", which featured Halifax-based video artists and travelled nationally.

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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 19, Folder 33, for more information of the 1986 video exhibition "Life Like It".

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Descriptive information was originally prepared Fall 1990 by David Johnson and Mindy Miller. It was revised March 8, 2006 by Renee Gruszecki. The archival description was revised on May 22, 2015 by the Dalhousie University Archives.

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  • English

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