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TODAY'S FEATURED VIDEO
In this video Duncan Campbell provides background to the film It For Others, his contribution to the Scottish pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which was nominated for and won the 2014 Turner Prize. He talks about how we understand histories through objects, and discusses the inspirations for his project, from photographs and footage of Irish political activists, to Chris Marker and Alan Resnais’ 1953 film, Statues Also Die, featuring traditional art from West Africa. Mixing archival footage and new material, Campbell describes It For Others as an “essay film,” an open-ended investigation into the construction of histories. More about the artist