TalkSeePhotography Legends and Realities, a presentation by Sean Patrick Campbell
Mon 11 March 2019
Talk See March 1 WEB 2653
TSP March will see Sean P Campbell sharing notes on how one may navigate the personal through the political in the shadow of late capitalism and the Anthropocene.
Sitting on the banks of the River Clyde, opposite the mouth of Gare Loch where the Faslane missile base holds the UKs stockpile of Trident nuclear missiles, the landscape of Inverclyde is occupying several peculiar political spaces. It saw the last woman in the UK burned for being a witch. James Watt, critical agitator of the industrial revolution and lynchpin of modern capitalism, was born in Greenock, and is heroically memorialised throughout the region while its industry, since the 80s has been decimated by Thatcherite induced market liberal policies.
With a background in this work, both as a localised place of personal trauma and a an extended reality, built on imbalanced power structures, privileges and oppressions Cambell's presentation will offer us an opportunity to think critically about how we as artists write the collective story of our times while desperately writing our own narrative.
Sean Patrick Campbell is an artist, photographer and musician based in Glasgow and studying at Glasgow School of Art.