Where I Am: Duncan Campbell, It For Others
Fri 27 Mar 2015 / 7.30–9pm
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.