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David Askevold: The Disorientation Scientist at Camden Arts Centre

LONDON.- This July Camden Arts Centre presents the first UK solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist, David Askevold. From the end of the 1960s to his death in 2008, Askevold was a pioneer in experimental video, sound, photography and text and an influential teacher at some of America’s most celebrated art schools, notably CalArts, Valencia, CA and Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS. This survey of his work brings together seminal pieces from the 1970s, his most important installations, with documentation of later performances and collaborative works he made with artists Mike Kelly and Tony Oursler. David Askevold runs at Camden Arts Centre from 22 July – 25 September 2011 and admission is free. Mainly working with photographs which were often accompanied by text, Askevold challenged the accepted understanding of Conceptual Art’s photo/text work by producing pieces which were ambiguous