Anneke Kampman

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Anneke Kampman






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Working across music, text and video, I focus on questions related to commodification, subjectivity and global media.

Anneke Kampman is an artist working across music, writing and moving image. Originally trained as a musician, she has worked in a range of institutional contexts including music, film, theatre and contemporary art. In 2021 she took up a position as Lecturer in Music at Goldsmiths, where she teaches Audio-Visual Composition.

Operating through a range of theoretical, fictional and artistic frames, her works draw from her own experiences as a musician alongside the methods/arguments of critical theory and institutional critique, re-staging the techniques of the cultural industries in an “immanent critique” of pop. Recent works explore the politics and histories of popular music’s global circulation via audio-visual media such as the music-video. Key to this is an interest in the reproduction of the artistic ‘personality’ (broadly understood).

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Slade School of Art, University College London. Supervised by Prof Jon Thomson, David Burrows and Benedict Drew. 2023
  • Open School East Associate artist. 2016
  • Mdes, Sound for Moving Image, Glasgow School of Art. 2015
  • BA Popular Music, Napier University, Edinburgh. 2009

Teaching and supervision

  • Bmus Popular Music
  • MA Music (Audio-Visual Cultures)
  • Mmus Creative Practice
  • Mmus Popular Music

Research interests

Audio-Visual Composition, Contemporary Artists' Moving Image, Popular Music, Global Media.

In 2023 I completed a practice-led PhD at the Slade School of Art under the supervision of prof. Jon Thomson, prof. David Burrows and Benedict Drew, which is currently being revised into a book manuscript. My project traces the history of global music-video, from the advent of MTV (1981) through to its dissemination via YouTube (2005) and digital streaming services from 2008. My PhD takes up the contemporary commercial music-video as a lens through which broader transformations in the political economy of popular music and contemporary art might be viewed. Centrally, the project explores how digital technologies not only reconfigure music-video’s distinctive audio-visuality but alter Eurocentric conceptions of personhood. Collaboration is key to my practice, as I explore issues of subjectivity, performance and commodification reflexively through dialogues and interactions with those working actively in the field (including actors, musicians and cinematographers). This body of work was presented as two solo exhibitions, 'An Endless Archive' at San Mei Gallery in London in 2023 and 'Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal' at the Pump House Gallery in 2019.

Publications and research outputs


Johnston, Nessa and Kampman, Anneke. 2016. I Will Leave You Now and this Loudspeaker Will Take My Place. The New Soundtrack, 6(1), pp. 17-27. ISSN 2042-8855


Kampman, Anneke and Simensky, Nastassja. 2022. TESTCARD.

Conference or Workshop Item

Kampman, Anneke. 2022. 'Re-structing Feeling: Form as Contradiction in Rosalia’s ‘Motomami’'. In: Goldsmiths Music Research Series. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 17 November 2022.

Kampman, Anneke. 2021. 'Negative Product Media: Music-video as Immanent Critique'. In: Sonoridades Fronteiricas. Florianópolis, Brazil 9 – 11 June 2021.

Kampman, Anneke. 2019. 'Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal Presentation'. In: Citation: European Artistic Research Network (EARN) Annual Conference. Leeds Art Gallery, United Kingdom 7 - 8 November 2019.


Kampman, Anneke. 2023. Baby-G.

Kampman, Anneke. 2023. Science and Technology.

Kampman, Anneke. 2019. Ella.


Kampman, Anneke. 2019. Four Decades of Selling Time. In: "Experiments in Standard Time", Pump House Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 23 January – 31 March 2019.

Kampman, Anneke. 2019. Slogan of a Living Person. In: "Christof Migone's Mixer", South London Gallery, United Kingdom, 19 March 2019.

Kampman, Anneke. 2017. Figures. Figure. Stuck.. In: "Undoing Listening", Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 28 – 29 July 2017.


Kampman, Anneke. 2023. An Endless Archive. In: "An Endless Archive", San Mei Gallery, United Kingdom, 28 April – 10 June 2023.

Kampman, Anneke. 2019. Labour's Own Sounding Ideal. In: "Labour's Own Sounding Ideal", Pump House Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 23 January – 31 March 2019.

Kampman, Anneke and MacBride, Cannach. 2018. A Library of and for Listening. In: "Show/Exhibition", Glasgow International, United Kingdom, 20 April – 7 May 2018.