In moments of change there is a window to act. How do we organise our politics around the new situation? How do we organise our institutions? What role should artists play in this? How do we move beyond short term solutions to long term ones?
"These works leave behind postmodern scepticism, trading doubt and suspicion for an attitude of care, asserting a bond to actuality even if the meaning of what is seen and heard remains open to debate" - Erika Balsom
"Artists who challenge the model typically are collaborators" - Bruce Barber
With a dozen video works from 1973-2019 now on CIRCUIT, renowned New Zealand/Canadian artist Bruce Barber sat down with Mark Williams to discuss a career spent working inside and outside the art world; the link between the 2019 Hong Kong protests and historical radical Bertrand Russell; and rethinking Marxism for the 21st century.
"As Amator progresses, camera and mother become voyeurs as they move through the city, mountains, desert, interiors and exteriors. At times the camera is shared for others to use, it has become a family member." - Judy Darragh