Join us for a panel discussion exploring how the digital revolution has changed our understanding of self and solitude. In a high performing, endlessly connected society what does a private life look like? What happens to our sense of self when traditionally private and psychic spaces are occupied by capitalism? How does the constant visibility of networked culture impact artists’ practices? Contributors include artist David Raymond Conroy, curator Amanprit Sandhu and author Laurence Scott.
David Raymond Conroy makes work that explores personal subjectivity and the complicated status of honesty and sincerity in the production of art. Conroy was an artist-in-residence in Las Vegas with the Zabludowicz Collection in 2015 where he developed a new commission, (You (People) Are All The Same), 2016 currently presented in Emotional Supply Chains. He has recently exhibited solo projects at EKKM, Tallinn, Estonia; Seventeen Gallery, London, UK; and Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, all 2015; Modern Art Oxford, UK, in 2013; GP & N Vallois, Paris, France, in 2012. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, a stage play created with Andy Holden was performed at Arnolfini, Bristol, in 2013, and ICA, London, UK in 2012.
Amanprit Sandhu is an independent curator and producer based in London, with a particular focus on performance based practices, and commissioning in the public realm. She is the co-founder of the curatorial collective DAM Projects, which use temporary exhibitions and events to support emerging, underexposed and unorthodox artists, art scenes, discourses and debates. She curated the performance programme for both Art 13 and Art 14 London art fairs and produced a series of commissions for the 2014 Folkestone Triennial. Previous to this she was Project Manager for Frieze Foundation and Assistant Curator at the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Laurence Scott is a lecturer in English and creative writing. He is the author of The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World (William Heinemann, 2015), which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015. In 2011 he was named a “New Generation Thinker” by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the BBC, and has since written and presented programmes for Radio 3’s The Essay, Night Waves and The Sunday Feature. His essays and criticism have appeared in The Guardian, the Financial Times and the London Review of Books, among other publications. In 2014 he won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize for Non-Fiction. Laurence holds a PhD in comparative literature from King’s College London.