Michael Campbell is interested in obsolete technologies, remote landscapes, purposeless inventions, suburban boredom, bad sci-fi films, utopic schemes, adolescent fantasy sketchbooks and handmade tools.
Field Recordings of Icebergs Melting is a recent body of work that has been touring across Canada since 2008. This ever expanding series incorporates a range of materials and objects, including: driftwood, copper, zinc, cloth covered wiring, stressed plywood, cogs, levers, sphagnum moss, canvas, vacuum tubes, hemp line, rusted brake line, brass ornamentation, and thousands of tiny nails.
Recent exhibitions include Agnes Etherington Art Centre Kingston 2010, EXPO 2005 Aichi Japan, Plug-In Institute for Contemporary Art (Winnipeg), The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge), Red District Gallery (Marseilles France), the 2002 and 2005 Alberta Biennial (Edmonton, Calgary and Banff) and YYZ (Toronto), and Truck Gallery (Calgary) .
The Field Recordings series is currently exhibited at Esplanade Art Gallery in Medicine Hat, the opening is Friday Sept. 30 at 7 PM.