How Long Have You Known Barbara?

David Askevold

1987, 21:40 minutes, colour, English


How Long Have You Known Barbara? involves thirteen people playing themselves or taking a role within a profession not unlike their own. All tape was shot with 8mm video with many in-camera edits. There was no written script. On-set instructions to participants were often given just minutes before the camera was turned on. Plot: A man who works for an "issues" related magazine comes to Herring Cove, N.S. to look at photographs by a female photographer for possible publication.

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Critical Writing

David Askevold: The California Years
by Mike Kelley. David Askevold: Cultural Geographies, 1998. Charlottetown: Confederation Centre Art Gallery & Museum, 1998.