Delfina Foundation

Caroline Campbell

London: 19/10/15 — 15/11/15

Caroline Campbell is an artist, writer and filmmaker with a broad interdisciplinary reach to her practice. Campbell originally trained as a lawyer with expertise in the laws around networks and the content data that travels through them. Her work now explores notions of the transgressive, the public and private; and the affective qualities of new technologies.

Campbell works with Nina McGowan on their shared practice, Loitering Theatre. Loitering Theatre’s works explores network cultures, strange architectures, notions of the permitted, and sci-fi futures made real. Their projects seek to make the intangible of networks appear before the eye. In doing so, their work examines that which is permitted and assigned value by the embedded systems, legal or otherwise, of networked capital.

Campbell’s work has screened in Ireland and internationally including at Pallas Contemporary Projects/Ormston House, The Prosperity Project, Dublin, Open Here Festival, Darklight Festival, Stranger than Fiction, Les Rencontres Internationales, Edinburgh Film Festival, Sheffield Documentary Festival and Hack the City! Dublin.

With backing from the Irish Film Board, Campbell is currently developing a feature documentary about the merging of pagan thought with the political realm. She is also currently working as a cross media collaborator on In the Shadow of the State - an Artangel/Create commissioned collaboration between visual artists Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones, exploring statehood from the perspective of the female body, in the context of the 1916 centenary.

César lives and works in Mexico.

César Martínez’s work tackles the diverse economic, social and cultural tensions that Mexico has faced in the last decades. Departing from the logic of provocation, criticism and uncertainty, and displaying humorous appropriations of language’s conceptual ambivalence, César employs multiple supports to tackle complex topics. From installation and sculpture made of edible materials to performance and conceptual objects he explores social malaise in the face of a frustrating system, the defeat of the institutions, globalization and the submission of the Mexican government to U.S. dictates among others subjects.

 

César has done over 200 performances in International venues, and has also participated in many conferences and round tables. His work is in important art collections such as the Carsten Norman in Germany, Fundació Sorigué in Spain, Colezzione “La Gaia” and Associazione Prometeo in Italy, MUCA UNAM, and various private collections in the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.

 

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.

 

César lives and works in Mexico.