‘What do you believe in?’ is the question put to twenty people living in and around Glasgow. Each interviewee nominates the next person to be interviewed, thereby forming a chain of questions and answers across a range of social and spiritual backgrounds. Conversing with this network Sarah Tripp embarks on a pilgrimage from one interview to the next. This search for meaning plays out in the homes or workplaces of the interviewees, ranging from a group of Carmelite sisters to a comprehensive school’s religious education teacher.
Anti-Prophet was launched at an exhibition by the same name at the Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow) alongside a videotheque of documentaries and was screened as part of Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, Democracy! at the Royal College of Art, London, and by Marres Art Centre, Maastricht.
Anti-Prophet was developed from a photographic research project entitled, Seeking nothing you gain all that was supported by the Scottish Arts Council and the Arts Trust of Scotland. The photographs documented research visits to a diverse range of spiritual communities.