Gillian Wearing: Mass Observation jellemzők

Gillian Wearing has emerged as one of the foremost British artists of her generation, creating video installations and photographic works that explore the strange humor and wrenching tragedy of everyday life. Wearing's work often uses the techniques of documentary films and television to frame the words and actions of people. Her video work Confess All on Video. Don't Worry, You Will Be Disguised. Interested? Call Gillian, which is included in this book, presents people confessing personal aspects of their lives on video in response to a classified London newspaper ad. Each person wears a mask, making his or her often disturbing story that much more bizarre. Also included are such celebrated pieces as Drunk (1999). This full-color monograph represents the most eagerly anticipated, up-to-date, and incisive survey yet published of Wearing's work, and covers the period 1992 to 2002.