Pump House Gallery Exhibition: Anneke Kampman

Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal

23 January 2019 – 31 March 2019
Preview: 22 January 2019, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery is delighted to present the first institutional solo exhibition by London based visual artist Anneke Kampman. Kampman works with text, music and moving-image to examine the ways the culture industry produces ‘personality’ for purposes of profit. In Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal, she presents ongoing research that investigates the social and artistic functions of the music-video form and its modes of production.

Across the exhibition, works trace the historical development of the music video, from the birth of MTV in 1981 to its present-day YouTube ubiquity. This now pervasive form is used as a framework to consider broader concerns with standardisation, artistic autonomy and political economy.

A web archive documents the music video’s development across shifting political, technological and economic conditions. In doing so the music video is employed as a lens through which to address changing concerns of everyday life. In addition to its archive, Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal features an integral video work.

Working with artists from Common Study, an artist-led working group concerned with art, education and politics, the exhibition further features a production space on the second floor. This ‘public studio’ will act as a site for a collaborative response to ideas present elsewhere in the exhibition. A programme of one-off events and public workshops will accompany Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal.

For more information see pumphousegallery.org.uk or contact Hannah Keating on 020 3959 0020 or HKeating@enablelc.org.

The exhibition is brought to you by Wandsworth Council in partnership with Enable Leisure and Culture.









Drop in to the gallery’s Project Space, which has been transformed into an ‘editing suite’ for visitors to play with. Explore how identity is constructed, how stereotypes are created and the roles we perform.



Drop in every other Sunday from 12 – 4pm for free family workshops.



Artist-led record label and publisher Oh-, run by Mat Jenner and John Lawrence, take up residency in the bookshop. Exploring publishing through collaboration and interpretation, Oh- is interested in complicating notions of authorship.


Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. Telephone 020 3959 0021.

Email: info@pumphousegallery.org.uk

Admission: Free

Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday and between exhibitions.

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