Crystal Z Campbell
‘‘‘Bittersweet (The Death of R. Mutt)’’’
Takes place at public urinal, Linnaeustraat, Amsterdam (between Oosterpark & Tropenmuseum)
13 April – 12 May 2012

The work Bittersweet (The Death of R. Mutt) is a site-specific sonic gesture at a public urinal in Amsterdam.






Crystal Z Campbell uses sound, film, sculpture, photography & installation to explore the politics of witnessing. Using archival material, her interdisciplinary practice is where pictures run together, time is material, words read like forecasts, listeners need to be lied to, labels foster comfort, futures are for failures, beauty is generational, history is cliché, memory lives on assistance and grief is political.

Crystal Z Campbell (USA, 1980) lives and works in Amsterdam. She is currently a first-year artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Crystal is a graduate of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (2011) and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of California—San Diego (2010) and a Master in Africana Studies, University at Albany, Albany, New York (2007). Recent exhibitions include: Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space Commission, Bronx (NY), US (2011); Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning LLC Group Exhibition, New York (NY), US (2011); Pixelating, MoCADA, Brooklyn (NY), US (2011); Mass Distractions & Cultural Decay, Rutgers University–Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick (NJ), US (2011); Whitney Museum ISP Group Exhibition, New York (NY) (2010), US; GLAMFA 2010, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach (CA), US (2010); Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Houston (TX), US (2010); Eco, Segaw, Echo, Xiang, Project Row Houses, Houston (TX), US (2009); and Satellite Ensemble II, Lui Velasquez, Tijuana, MX (2009).