Pam SkeltonPam Skelton
lives and works in London and is an artist and Reader in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Her artworks use moving and still imagery to explore the interface of private and public memory and explore absence and amnesia in relation to specific landscapes or sites within urban architecture where events that are buried or forgotten resurface in the present. Pam's research interests include spatial and temporal displacement, the expanded archive, memory, history, conflict and space that explores the interface of private and public memory in still and moving media.
Her on-going research includes 'Dwelling in the Space of Conspiracy', an extended examination that has emerged from the recent AHRC project 'Conspiracy Dwellings, the Stasi Ring Unveiled'. This project began with a study of the topography of surveillance in a former East German city and extends its parameters by investigating the ethical and cultural boundaries that impact on political archives and citizens. Is co-editor with Outi Remes, on the book Conspiracy Dwellings - Surveillance in Contemporary Art
, (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010) and is currently researching a new project that focuses on an Anglo Soviet archive and asks how can it contribute to our understanding and interpretation of ideas and culture and prevent certain histories from being marginalised or lost.
Her exhibitions include "After Auschwitz," Imperial War Museum, London (1995); "Perceptions," Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik (2002); "Burning Poems," Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg (2005) and the Moscow Biennale (2007); and "Dwelling in the Space of Conspiracy," (ISEA09) Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (2009). Co-editor of the exhibition and book Private Views: Spaces and Gender in Contemporary Art from Britain and Estonia
(WAL, 2000) and co-curator of the exhibition "Hygiene: The Art of Public Health," London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London (2002).