Item MS-3-46, 1978-011 - On Air

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On Air

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  • Moving images

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Susan Britton

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MS-3-46, 1978-011

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  • 1976-1978 (Creation)

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1 film reel (31 min. ; 720 m) : b&w

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Susan Britton was associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in the late 1970s because of her involvement with a compilation tape of video recordings, “On Air”. The tape featured her video “Love Hurts”.

Custodial history

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

Scope and content

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 and videos in 1978.

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Cannot be viewed, out of date video tape.

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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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See MS-3-46, Box 23, Folder 3 for poster and postcard invitation to Centre for Art Tapes exhibition On Air by Susan Britton.

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Copyright is held by the artist.

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Descriptive information was originally prepared July 3, 2012 by Jaimie Fedorak. The archival description was revised on April 13, 2015 by the Dalhousie University Archives.

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  • English

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Physical condition based on descriptive information prepared by Jaimie Fedorak.

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