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).
- 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
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
Further profile content
'I Will Leave You Now and This Loudspeaker Will Take My Place'
Article co-authored with Nessa Johnston · ‘The New Soundtrack’ · Vol. 6, No. 1 (pp. 17 – 27) · Edinburgh University Press
Anneke has presented her work at part of exhibitions and events in the UK and internationally. Recent presentations include San Mei Gallery, London; LUX Artist Moving Image Festival, Tramway, Somerset House, Guest Projects, Jerwood Space, Chapter Arts Centre, Glasgow International, Tectonics Festival, QO2/La Monnaie De Munt, Filmhuis Cavia and Steirischer Herbst Festival.
She has taken part in conferences including ‘Borderline Sonorities’ in Brazil (2021) and EARN, Leeds Art Gallery (2019). She has given talks at Goldsmiths, UCL, Open School East and Glasgow School of Art and published academic writing in ‘The New Soundtrack’ (Edinburgh University Press). Writing about her work has featured in The Wire e, The Quietus, Art Monthly, Art Review and BBC Culture. She has curated public programmes in response to her exhibitions and produced sound works and radio essays for ‘Radiophrenia’ and ‘Threads’.
Conferences and talks
'Re-structing Feeling: Form as Contradiction in Rosalia’s Motomami'
Talk · Goldsmiths Music Research Series
'Negative Product Media'
Conference paper · ‘Sonoridades Fronteiricas’ · Brazil
Screening and presentation · EARN Conference · Leeds school of art · Leeds
'Inside and outside the institution: Women Pioneers of Electronic Music'
Conference paper w/ Jane Dickson · ‘Working in Music’ · Organised by the Musicians Union · Mitchell Library · Glasgow