Bonnie Camplin’s work could be described as an ongoing enquiry into the nature of consciousness, the sensory forces with which we perceive the world and the psychic relations that connect people to each other, their environment and non-human entities.
Over the past two decades she has worked across wide ranging fields, as an impresario of experimental ‘club nights’, the creator of objects and images, performer and filmmaker, as well as making interventions in immaterial realms and generating situational research. Camplin’s approach demands an acute vigilance of the dominant, normative paradigms that are generally accepted as a consensus reality. Treating subjective experience as her primary research material, Camplin’s lived encounters are a means of observation as well as a channel of creation. She describes this inquisitive orientation towards the world as ‘The Invented Life’ in which she dynamically creates the models that inform her experience.
For this exhibition, Camplin has developed a semiotic technology arranged in Gallery 3 as an expanded schematic diagram. This 2D model demonstrates the principles of energy and information transference through morphic-fields and qualia-channels, the holarchic nature of reality in which worlds exist within worlds, extra-sensory communication (telepathy) and radical agency in relation to regulatory systems.
Bonnie Camplin (b. 1970, London), lives and works in London. Her solo exhibitions include Salty Water/What of Salty Water Portikius, Frankfurt (with Paulina Olowska, 2007) and Lightbox, Tate Britain, London (2008). Camplin was included in Strange Things Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occuring curated by Steve Claydon, Camden Arts Centre (2007). In 2015 she was nominated for the Turner Prize for her 2014 presentation at South London Gallery as part of Anxiety Arts Festival.
Supported by Charles Asprey