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Gillian Wearing

 ”Gillian Wearing has cited the influence of English fly-on-the-wall documentaries, such as Michael Apted’s 7-up and the 1970s documentary The FamilySigns that Say What You Want Them to Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say (1992–3), made shortly after her graduation from Goldsmiths College in 1990, was produced by approaching people on London streets, asking them to write something on a card and then photographing them as they displayed it. Private lives were given a sudden and revealingly painful exposure: a policeman holds a card reading ‘Help!’. With the introduction of video and more in-depth interviewing of her subjects, Wearing began to use adult actors lip-synching the recorded confessions of children, and subjects, solicited from advertisements placed in newspapers, making confessions while wearing masks.” [via]

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    Saw these at the new museum. pretty dope.
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    Gillian Wearing
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  19. alicemeiklefad reblogged this from pyramidrome and added:
    so cool
  20. withdoom reblogged this from aislingnich and added:
    I just read a book on Wearing, she’s an interesting artist with some quality projects behind her, this is one of the...