Glasgow International 2020

Erin Busswood

Erin Busswood (b. 1978) is an artist from Vancouver, Canada, currently living and working in Glasgow, UK. Busswood recently graduated from the MFA program at the Glasgow School of Art, and prior to that, studied Sociology at Simon Fraser University, and photography at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.  

Busswood’s current work simulates and appropriates gestures, tones and personalities from current ‘Cultural Performances’, often found online with new age, self help, religious, political and eco-psychological themes. She has a particular interest in characterising that which is outward facing, communal and empathetic, yet created privately, individually and often disconnected from the physical world.

Recent exhibitions include Dangerous Cliffs, Crownpoint, Glasgow UK; and Bloomsberg New Contemporaries, Blooms Glasgow, UK.

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Erin Busswood and Alannah Clamp

Social Dramas


Glasgow-born anthropologist Victor Turner was renowned for his concept of ‘social drama’; the process by which a group of people can break apart and through time can either come back together, or change forever. Busswood and Clamp get to grips with this influential concept using video to play out the four stages of social drama – rupture, crisis, redress and finally, reintegration or schism.

Busswood and Clamp have recently graduated from the Glasgow School of Art Masters programme, and often work in domestic settings, exploring themes of communication and representation.

Supported by WAVEparticle as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces and Canada House.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Daily 12pm-5pm
Thur and Sat, late opening until 7pm
or by appointment at other times

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