Latham, John, 1921-2006. (18 of 18). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives
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1998-03-26 and 1998-04-06 and 1999-02-19 and 2000-07-18
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Latham, John, 1921-2006 (speaker, male)
Steveni, Barbara, 1928- (speaker, female), Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)
Part 18. (18th July 2000) John Latham (JL) talks about his excitement when working on big APG projects such as The Scottish Office - suggesting that it gave him insights into arenas normally unavailable to the artist. BS also comments on the value of working with other artists in these wider contexts. Latham makes it clear that he still has visionary hopes for their work, where he imagines it could make a real impact - through the metaphorical back door - for example on the problems in Northern Ireland. Barbara Steveni ends by expressing a hope for a collaborative discussion between JL and the scientists rather than an attempt to knock each other out of the arena.