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The Island at the Centre of the Earth

by Trinity Square Video

Toronto: Trinity Square Video, 2006

The Island at the Centre of the Earth is a video installation by Lethbridge-based artist Michael Campbell.

The piece was created during Cambell's month long Artist-in-Residence Program at Trinity Square Video.

The Island is a video inspired by Admiral Byrd's ill-fated weather observation outpost in Antartica in 1933. The video shows Cambell as an average suburban male, dressed in a bathrobe and doing mundane tasks while pacing through a bunker. Campbell was interested in representing the explorer as an anti-hero and challenging traditional male stereotypes.

ITEM 2006.125 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Island at the Centre of the EarthMichael Campbell