Bishop and Reis "Leisureland" 2016 Seventh Gallery
Cameron Bishop is a Melbourne based artist, writer, academic and curator. He works with collaborators a lot - Simon Ries, the Bozo Ink group and the Public Art Commission at Deakin. This website documents some of the artworks, curatorial projects and writing he has worked on over the last 16 years. In the writing folder there are texts and links to texts (and a CV). Generally the things in here appropriate cultural artefacts because he likes to borrow from paintings, films, spaces, conversations and others to disturb conventional ways of seeing and experiencing the world.He borrows from himself and others often as he continually loops back over familiar territory in order to defamiliarise the territory - for himself and others. Cameron is interested in critical occupancies, media archaeologies and resistance strategies and, with these tools, looks to entwine art with life.