Colin Campbell, Hollywood and Vine, still, 1977. Courtesy of Vtape, Toronto.
Until June 13, 2021
In conjunction with the exhibition at VOX “I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today”: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A., 1976–77 and the launch of the book More Voice-Over: Colin Campbell Writings by Concordia University Press. Courtesy of Vtape
Colin Campbell, Hollywood and Vine, 1977, 20 min
In this video Campbell performs as his persona the Woman from Malibu, who chronicles her life and views on society, not in a broad way, but through fetishistic details. Hollywood and Vine is the final tape in the six-part series that Campbell created around this idiosyncratic female persona. Here the Woman from Malibu tells anecdotes about her late husband and then walks off into the Mojave Desert in search of pony skeletons to reassemble in her basement.
“I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today”: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A., 1976–77
2021.02.11 - 06.26
In September 1976 video artists Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele packed a Volkswagen station wagon full of equipment and clothes and left Toronto for Southern California…Read more
Jon Davies in Conversation with Lisa Steele and John Greyson
Join guest curator Jon Davies for a wide-ranging conversation with two key figures in Canadian video art: artist Lisa Steele, and film/videomaker and Colin Campbell collaborator John Greyson.Read more
Colin Campbell was born in Reston, Manitoba, in 1942 and received his MFA from the Claremont Graduate School in 1969. His works include Sackville, I’m Yours… (1972), The Woman from Malibu (1976), and Bad Girls (1980). He moved to Toronto in 1973…Read more