Bonnie Camplin

Bonnie Camplin's installation for a Needle Walks into a Haystake, The DSV (2014), was a magnification technology for the enhanced observation of small objects. It incorporated an ultra-specific protocol. A serious commitment to this protocol is necessary for a successful application of the technology.

The system employed synaesthetic and subtle energetic principles in the organisation of audio-visual energy patterns that were designed to direct the sensorial mind towards a particular state — one that is particularly receptive to the information patterns in objects small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, such as a nail-file, a lipstick or a cigarette lighter.

The DSV incorporated an ultra-specific protocol. A serious commitment to this protocol was necessary for the successful application of the technology.

Bonnie Camplin (b.1970, London, where she lives) has been included in Assembly, A survey of Recent Artists Film and Video in Britian 2008-2013, 2013, Tate Britain, London; Sound works, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2012; Madame Realism, Marres Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, 2011; When the Wind Blows Up You, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2009. She is a lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London, and a mentor on the LUX Associate Artist Programme.

Bonnie Camplin at Liverpool Biennial 2014

The DSV Technology, 2014
Animation, sound, light, object
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial

Les Mis', 2014
Pen, ink collage and crayon on paper

Heavy Mountain I, 2012
Gouache on paper

Is Immanent Colloquilum, 2012
Gouache on paper

Earring and Kerchief, 2012
Watercolour on paper

When Shall We Three Meet Again?, 2011
Watercolour and gouache on paper

Purple Tears, 2011
Gouache on paper

JZ Knight's Outrageous, concepts, 2010
Collage, watercolour, gouache on paper

Oui je t'aime Lex Triangles, 2010
Gouache and watercolour on paper

Trojan 2, 2010
Watercolour and Gouache on paper

Vertical Smiles, 2010
Gouache, watercolour and collage on paper

Money, 2010
Found Ethnographic figure in plinth with drawings

Fear is the Mind Killer, 2008
Charcoal on paper

Lady Shilba, 2008
HB Pencil on paper

Sparkle, 2005
Pencil on paper

Exhibited at The Old Blind School