Wed 27 May–Fri 26 Jun 2020 / 7:30pm

Online & Instagram TV
Free, unticketed

As part of the Margaret Tait Award Jamie Crewe presents a recorded artist’s talk in which they discuss a technique that recurs throughout their practice. They have named the technique PEOPLE HAVE COME, and it describes courting and avoiding publicness.

For certain kinds of people the desire to be seen, recognised, and understood is as powerful as the urge to hide, be illegible, and repel investigation. In reference to Ashley, their Margaret Tait Award 2019/20 commission, as well as to other works and experiences, this talk traces eruptions of this ambivalent seam in Jamie’s life and practice.

PEOPLE HAVE COME will be available online and on IGTV from Thursday, 28 May until Friday, 26 June, with captions by Collective Text.

PEOPLE HAVE COME will be concluded with a live Q&A on Jamie Crewe’s Instagram account, @jamiecrewe, at 7.30pm on Friday 26th June. If you would like to submit a question in advance, either email scotland@lux.org.uk or message us on Instagram @luxscot.

The Two Tons, ‘Can’t Do It By Myself’ (1980)
The Two Tons, ‘Taking Away Your Space’ (1979)
Nina Simone, ‘Feelings’ (live at the Montreux Festival Jazz 1976)
Pedro Almodóvar, ‘The Skin I Live In’ (2011)
Chantay Savage, ‘I Will Survive’ (Silk’s Classic House Mix) (1996)


Supported by On & For Production and Distribution, an initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Jamie Crewe, PEOPLE HAVE COME, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Jamie Crewe

Jamie Crewe is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte’s head. They live and work in Glasgow.