[ISEA2009] Artist Statement: Pam Skelton – Dwelling in the Space of Conspiracy, 2007–2009

Artist Statement

3 channel video installation, projected, dimensions variable

Twenty years on from the fall of the Berlin wall British artist Pam Skelton investigates the Stasi network of ‘safe houses’ in Erfurt, a city in the former German Democratic Republic. A visual arts and social research project, Dwelling in the Space of Conspiracy uses a dossier from the archives of the Ministry of State Security (Stasi) to locate these once secret safe houses. The exhibition uses fieldwork, cartography and archives to construct a video installation that identifies 483 ‘conspiracy dwellings’ active between 1980–89.

  • Pam Skelton (UK): Reader in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London and an Associate of the International Centre for Fine Art Research also at UAL.

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