Turning the Tables: An Irish Film Artist Gets Inside the Skin of the Anthropologists of Western Ireland

Film - Short | May 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Duncan Campbell; Nancy Scheper-Hughes; Paul Hockings

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Duncan Campbell, recipient of the 2014 Turner Prize, will show his latest film “The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy” currently exhibited at the IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art). The film is a visionary reenactment of the visual/ethnographic work of two University of California anthropologists who worked in adjacent Irish-speaking villages on the Dingle Peninsula in the late 1960s and mid 1970s. The artist grapples with the political, ethical, and anthropological dilemmas of anthropological representations of villagers captive to a hostile psychological, spiritual and political economy by turning the representers into his own captive artistic and questioning subjects/objects.
The film will be followed by a short panel discussion -
Duncan Campbell and his subjects:
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, author of Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics (1979, 2000)
Paul Hockings, Director, “The Village” (1968)

Free with RSVP: https://thewelfareoftomasohallissy.eventbrite.com

 pahma-gallery@berkeley.edu, 510-632-2776