Best known for his ‘scratch video’ work in the 1980s, in his recent films the video artist George Barber uses dark humour to tackle topical issues such as military drones and the global refugee crisis. With shows currently taking place in London and Cardiff, Chris Sharratt talks to him about absurdity, politics and life on board a nuclear submarine.
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Berlin-based artist Phil Collins’ latest film installation at Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow has developed from an 82-minute long film he made over the course of a year in collaboration with the city’s people and its institutions. Chris Sharratt speaks to the artist about the development of the project, his interest in Glasgow and its inhabitants, and the transformative power of a pop song.
Tate Britain’s new series of regular exhibitions, Contemporary Projects, focuses on recent works by emerging artists who are not yet part of the gallery’s collection. Lizzie Carey-Thomas, curator of the inaugural exhibition The Weight of Data, speaks to Pippa Koszerek about the context, process and ideas behind the show.