Where I Am: Duncan Campbell, It For Others

Fri 3 Apr 2015 / 7.30–9pm

Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist

For Where I Am, ATLAS and Taigh Chearsabhagh host a pan-island screening of Duncan Campbell’s Turner Prize-winning work It For Others (2013).

This moving image work explores issues of cultural imperialism and commodity in a complex layering of archival material, modern day commodities, and a performance made in collaboration with the Michael Clark Dance Company. The artist created this work in response to French filmmakers Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’ essay film Les Statues meurent aussi (Statues also Die) from 1953.

When people die, they enter history.
When statues die, they enter art.
This botany of death is what we call culture.
Les Statues meurent aussi (Statues also Die, 1953)

It For Others was originally commissioned by The Common Guild for Scotland + Venice 2013.

Duncan Campbell, It For Others, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.