Colin Campbell

1990, 18:00 minutes, colour, English


Skin is not a documentary, but an evocative and moving dramatization of women coming to terms with the pandemic that is AIDS. Skin is an 18 minute film that focuses on women and AIDS. The metaphoric voice of the skin provides a counterpoint as four women talk about how AIDS has disrupted their lives. Brenda and Hedde courageously address the isolation and stigma of their personal lives when they go public as People Living With AIDS (PLWAs). Ann and Lucille confront (through each other), the complex social, cultural and medical agendas surrounding women and AIDS. In Skin, women speak powerfully and urgently of their experience with AIDS, their voices breaking through the silence of neglect created by the media.

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Critical Writing

The idea of a village
by Oliver Husain. Monitor 4, 2008.
A Study of Surfaces: A Review
by Josephine Mills. BlackFlash, Summer 1998, v. 16.1.
Colin Campbell: Video Artist
by Roger Matuz. Contemporary Canadian Artist, 1997. Toronto: Gale Canada, 1997.
Colin Campbell: Invention
by Peggy Gale. Colin Campbell: Invention, 1993. Toronto: Art Metropole, 1993.
Colin Campbell: Invention
Colin Campbell: Invention, 1993. Toronto: Art Metropole, 1993.
Colouring the Screen: Four Strategies in Anti-racist Film and Video
by Richard Fung. Parallèlogramme, 1992, v. 18, no. 3.
Colin Campell Media Works 1972 - 1990: Opening: The Video and Film...
Colin Campbell Media Works 1972-1990, 1991. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1991.
Images 90: Opening: The Video and Film by Artists Series
by Fran Gallagher-Shuebrook. C Magazine, 1991, no. 28.
AIDS Video Highlights survey of artist's work
by Randal McIlroy. Winnipeg Free Press, Dec. 22, 1990.