Item MS-3-46, 1987-026 - Sirensong

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Jan Peacock

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MS-3-46, 1987-026

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  • 1987 (Creation)
    Peacock, Jan (1955- )

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1 videocassette (8 min., 30 sec.) : U-matic, col., NTSC, stereo

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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 by Jan Peacock. It was not produced at the Centre for Art Tapes.

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

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Descriptive information originally provided by Renee Gruszecki on March 8, 2006. The archival description was created on May 16, 2018 by the Dalhousie University Archives.

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  • English

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