Home Residency: Camara Taylor

Market’s 2020 Studio Projects Home Residency has been awarded to Camara Taylor. Reflecting on the notion of ‘pining’, Camara will use the month of September to work on a film about heartbreak, nostalgia and the false imaginings of a country — a work of still and moving image held together by an anxious narrator. Mad, oblique and unreliable, pining for something liveable.

Camara Taylor lives and works in Glasgow. They are an artist, researcher and curator who primarily produces moving-image, text and interdisciplinary events. Camara’s work considers rumours, gossip, the excesses of dominant discourse, and lower frequencies of objection in the context of Black life.

Image credit: Camara Taylor. pining research sketch, BBC news screenshot and details from found notebook