Steven Campbell Trust Lecture: There is no bathroom rug in Psycho

This event was hosted on Zoom, 6-7pm, Wednesday 29 September.

The Steven Campbell Trust were delighted that art historian Dr Gráinne Rice gave the 2021 Steven Campbell Trust Lecture, the tenth in the series. 

This talk explores Campbell’s discernible Surrealist affinities and representations of crime and violence in his work. From early work such as the 1981 collaborative performance Poised Murder, to the later 2000-02 Psycho Rugs series, Campbell’s work incorporated Surrealism’s interest in crime and the subconscious. His work synthesised ideas and imagery borrowed from artistic precursors with elements borrowed from popular culture, cinema, and literature. 

Rice has recently completed a PhD on Campbell at Edinburgh College of Art. The event was chaired by Leverhulme Fellow, Professor Patricia Allmer (University of Edinburgh).

For a subtitled version of this presentation please click on the Watch on YouTube option, then turn on subtitles/closed captions option.

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