The Military Industrial Complex


To accompany her installation, The Military Industrial Complex, Bonnie Camplin is joined in conversation by artist and researcher John Cussans and David Luke, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich.

The Military Industrial Complex was a live work by Bonnie Camplin at the South London Gallery that took the form of a study room exploring what ‘consensus reality’ is and how it is formed. Drawing from an interdisciplinary array of materials and theories, from physics to philosophy, psychology, witchcraft, quantum theory and warfare, The Military Industrial Complex examined the anxieties caused by the categorisation of lived experiences as valid or deviant, questioning how the actual locus of madness is located and identified.

Commissioned by South London Gallery and Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014. Curated in collaboration with Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, Visual Arts Curator, Anxiety 2014. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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