Tom Walker at Stills
‘As an artist and writer I have recently worked on a number of projects that have taken me up and down the UK. Recently these have included a documentary on the popular Clandestine Cake Club as well as All at Sea - a group exhibition in Glasgow. I have been invited to attend the Creative Lab residency at Glasgow’s CCA in August of this year and I’m currently producing a short film and accompanying essay for Utopographies, a collaborative project between artists, architects and critical theorists culminating in a series of workshops and exhibitions held nationwide, including at Baltic 39 in Newcastle and at Chelsea College of Art in London. I have also recently coordinated promotional video projects in and around Scotland including a fashion shoot for Strathberry of Scotland and a behind the scenes video for the Scottish Ballet. I currently work and live in Glasgow.’
Tom’s aim throughout the residency was to focus on documentary film making as a means of depicting differing modes of organisation and performance at work within given sub-cultures. He also researched approaches to gay culture, examining political and aesthetic responses in both times of crisis and celebration and reading them in terms of a utopian impulse.
Image: Punk is Dead (2009) by Thomas Walker courtesy of the artist