Duncan Campbell

13 Nov-20 Dec 2009


For his first major solo public exhibition in London, Chisenhale Gallery premieres a new single screen installation by Glasgow-based artist Duncan Campbell co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, Film and Video Umbrella, Tramway, Glasgow and The Model, Sligo. Combining archive news material with newly-filmed footage, the film looks back over the history of the failed Belfast-based car plant set up by engineer and businessman John DeLorean in the 1980s. Set against a backdrop of failed public subsidies and pyramid schemes, Campbell explores the DeLorean car’s glamorous image of upward mobility and its maker’s spectacular crash, the tragic decline of post-war utopian promise and visions of the future.