6 December 2022


Artists Jamie Crewe and Francis Whorrall-Campbell invite you to an experimental live walk-through of Crewe’s new film False Wife (2022), a poppers training video that leads its viewers through an ordeal of transformation. This will be followed by a conversation expanding on desire, shame, transgression and the film’s promise to trap the viewer, and to change them. Crewe and Whorrall-Campbell will explore the conventions of folk lore in parallel with pornographic instruction to assess the ways rules, cautions, and decrees can make life navigable, and make a future imaginable.

This session has been organised by A/WA member Francis Whorrall-Campbell. Please note this event will include flashing images, mentions of drug usage and sexual themes. The session is free to attend and will place at Auto Italia. Please register by emailing info(@)artworkassociation.org.

Francis Whorrall-Campbell is an artist, researcher and writer. Under the guidance of their own transness, they investigate questions of bodily authority, knowledge and possibility to produce artwork and texts in various media and formats. Their work could be described as spinning gold from straw: trying (sometimes successfully) to fulfil subtle promises of transformation.

Their writing has been published by The White ReviewThe Architectural Review, Art Monthly and Art Agenda; and has featured in anthologies by Pilot Press, Prototype Press and Ugly Duckling Presse. They have presented projects at the National Sculpture Factory, Cork (forthcoming 2023); Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2022); Auto Italia, London (2022); Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2021); Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2021); and CCA Derry~Londonderry (2021, 2022), where they are a Research Associate. They also the host of I WANT TO GET OFF, a regular talk show for the world’s end on Montez Press Radio, and winner of VISUAL Carlow’s 2022 Artworks award.

Jamie Crewe is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte’s head. She makes artworks with video, text, installation, sculpture, drawing, painting, and more. These works think about constriction: the way people are formed by their cultures, environments and relationships, and the things that herniate from them as a consequence.  

Jamie studied the BA in Contemporary Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University from 2006-2009, and the Master of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art from 2013-2015. They have presented several solo exhibitions, including Ashley at LUX Moving Image, London (2020); Solidarity & Love at Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2020); Love & Solidarity at Grand Union, Birmingham (2020); Pastoral Drama at Tramway, Glasgow (2018); Female Executioner at Gasworks, London (2017); and But what was most awful was a girl who was singing atTransmission, Glasgow (2016). Her work has also been presented as part of I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2019); as part of the KW Production Series at Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2018); as part of the Glasgow International 2018 Director’s Programme in the group show Cellular World at GoMA, Glasgow (2018); and as part of the Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2016 at Tramway, Glasgow (2016).