Caroline Campbell is an artist, writer and filmmaker with a broad interdisciplinary reach to her practice. Campbell originally trained as a lawyer with expertise in the laws around networks and the content data that travels through them. Her work now explores notions of the transgressive, the public and private; and the affective qualities of new technologies.
Campbell works with Nina McGowan on their shared practice, Loitering Theatre. Loitering Theatre’s works explores network cultures, strange architectures, notions of the permitted, and sci-fi futures made real. Their projects seek to make the intangible of networks appear before the eye. In doing so, their work examines that which is permitted and assigned value by the embedded systems, legal or otherwise, of networked capital.
Campbell’s work has screened in Ireland and internationally including at Pallas Contemporary Projects/Ormston House, The Prosperity Project, Dublin, Open Here Festival, Darklight Festival, Stranger than Fiction, Les Rencontres Internationales, Edinburgh Film Festival, Sheffield Documentary Festival and Hack the City! Dublin.
With backing from the Irish Film Board, Campbell is currently developing a feature documentary about the merging of pagan thought with the political realm. She is also currently working as a cross media collaborator on In the Shadow of the State – an Artangel/Create commissioned collaboration between visual artists Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones, exploring statehood from the perspective of the female body, in the context of the 1916 centenary.