Critical Writing Index

Finding Camp X: Contemporary Considerations of an Enigma

by Margaret Rogers

Canadian Art, Spring 2003, v. 20, no. 1, p. 1

Camp X is an exhibition thematically centered around a secret military camp operating out of Oshawa during the Second World War. Gary Grenwood co-curates the exhibition with the involved artist engaging with ideas of memory, information coding and wartime struggles. Nina Levitt and Nicholas Stedman's interactive video piece Little Breeze engages the viewer in the act of espionage using motion sensors and suitcases to trigger vintage spy footage while Steven Franks multimedia piece Plan B links Winston Churchill's famous speech with underground resistance movements. Camp X never broaches the archival function of a war museum but instead offers imaginative recreation of conflict and subterfuge.

ITEM 2003.108 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Little BreezeNina Levitt

Little BreezeNicholas Stedman

Plan BSteven Frank

Anitra Hamilton

Sean McQuay