Turner Prize 2015 artists: Bonnie Camplin

Bonnie Camplin has been nominated for The Military Industrial Complex, South London Gallery

Bonnie Camplin, The Military Industrial Complex

Bonnie Camplin
The Military Industrial Complex, South London Gallery, 13–15 June 2015

Photography by Ollie Hammick 
© the Artist Cabinet London and South London Gallery

Camplin gathers her expanded practice under a single idea: ‘The Invented Life’. Central to this is what Camplin describes as a ‘myth-science of energy and consciousness research’ in which subjective experience is taken as the primary form of evidence.

Her work spans the disciplines of drawing, film, performance, music and writing as well as immaterial and situational research. The Military Industrial Complex took the form of a study room exploring what ‘consensus reality’ is and how it is formed, drawing from physics to philosophy, psychology, witchcraft, quantum theory and warfare.

Bonnie Camplin was born in the London in 1970 and lives and works in London. She studied at St. Martins School of Art, London, and holds a BFA in Fine Art Film and Video and a Post Grad in Advanced Photography. She works both independently and collaboratively. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Cabinet London (2013), Michael Benevento in Los Angeles (2012), and Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender, Berlin (2011). She was included in Assembly, A survey of Recent Artists Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013, Tate Britain, London (2013); Sound works, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012); Madame Realism, Marres Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht (2011); and When the Wind Blows Up You, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2009). She is currently a lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College.