In Conversation: Angus Cameron and Mary Graham

WHEN : 2nd December, 2:00 - 3:00pm
WHERE : Institute of Modern Art

Since 2008, Dr Angus Cameron has acted as ‘spokesperson’ or ‘emissary’ for the Goldin+Senneby artwork Headless wherever it has been exhibited, performed or otherwise displayed around the world. We are excited that Cameron will perform this ongoing role in person for Goldin+Senneby’s Brisbane exhibition, Standard Length of a Miracle (The Bootleg). Prominent Native Title advocate, Aboriginal elder, and academic Dr Mary Graham will join Cameron in a conversation that pairs their broad-ranging expertise on issues and conceptions of land. The conversation is moderated by Amaara Raheem.

Biographies

Dr Angus Cameron is an academic who has spent the past 25 years wandering through a range of disciplines, stealing whatever seemed of interest and moving on. The grab-bag of themes he has acquired in this way include boundaries, islands, money, fictional spaces, devils, witches, fools, tricksters, and the element mercury. As ‘spokesperson’ for Headless over the past 10 years, Cameron has addressed diverse audiences all over the world on the intricate connections between finance, art, sovereignty, decapitation, and monkeys. Cameron currently works at the University of Leicester in the UK.

Dr Mary Graham is Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland (UQ). Graham is a Kombumerri person (Gold Coast) through her father’s heritage and affiliated with Wakka Wakka (South Burnett) through her mother’s people. At UQ, Graham has taught Aboriginal history, politics and comparative philosophy. She has also lectured nationally on these subjects, and developed and implemented ‘Aboriginal Perspective’s’, ‘Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge’ and at the post-graduate level ‘Aboriginal Politics’ into university curricula.

Find out more on the IMA website here: http://www.ima.org.au/event/conversation-angus-cameron-mary-graham/

Image: Goldin+Senneby, The Decapitation of Money, a walk in the Marly forest with Angus Cameron, spokesperson of Goldin+Senneby. Produced for: Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2010. Photo: Emilie Villez