Item F-299-6-0-0-0-1 - Artistic film of Arthur Erickson family at Qualicum Beach

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Artistic film of Arthur Erickson family at Qualicum Beach

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  • Moving images
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  • Source of title proper: Film cannister was originally labelled as “Arthur Erickson.” Title was updated by the archivist to better reflect the contents of the film.

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F-299-6-0-0-0-1

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  • [1954] (Creation)

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Analogue original:
1 film reel (5 min., 19 sec.) : acetate, original, b&w, 1:1.33, si. ; 16mm

Digitized copy:
1 moving image (34.88 GB) : mkv (preservation copy), mp4 (access copy)

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(14 June 1924 - 20 May 2009)

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Item is an experimental style film by Arthur Erickson featuring members of his family (his father Oscar, mother Myrtle, brother Don, sister-in-law Eleanor and nephew Christopher) and family friend Ruth Lee. The film was shot at Ruth Lee's home at Qualicum Beach, where the Erickson's were visiting. In one scene, Don and Eleanor repair a fence while Myrtle gathers wood on the property. In another scene, Oscar sits on a patio and paints on a canvas while Arthur paints standing on top of the house’s chimney. In the next scene, Don and Eleanor enter an outhouse and exit holding baby Christopher, who is placed upon a poppy plant. In the next scene, the couple and their baby wade in several tidal pools on a beach while dressed in seaweed. Following this, the Erickson family (minus Arthur) shares an outdoor meal with Ruth Lee. The final scene shows Christopher wading in the tidal pools alone, playing with a toy boat.

Some of the scenes are filmed or edited in an experimental or artistic manner, such as splicing certain scenes into the film on negative instead of positive film.

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  • English

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    While the analog originals have been retained by SFU Archives, item access is provided through digital surrogates due to the fragility of the analogue material. Digitized item access is open with no restrictions.

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    Open

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    The Erickson Family retains copyright for records Arthur Erickson has authored, but has agreed to make these materials available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC BY-NC).

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    Date of creation note: Date is based on Christopher Erickson's date of birth.

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    Final

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    May 2024: Description revised by Melanie Hardbattle.

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    • English

    Script of description

      Sources

      Conversation with Geoffrey Erickson.

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