Gillian Wearing Photo: Paul Cox 2008

In Conversation: HOUSE 2016 Invited Artist Gillian Wearing with Celia Davies, Photoworks Director and HOUSE curator

plus film screening

Monday 23 May 6.30pm
Sallis Benney Theatre
Grand Parade, Brighton

A HOUSE 2016 event

Gillian Wearing discusses her work and A Room With Your Views co-commissioned by HOUSE and Brighton Festival; a collaborative film project capturing a snapshot of ‘views’ from homes across the world, connecting people and countries.

Gillian Wearing has been exploring our public personas and private lives for the past two decades.  She describes her working method as ‘editing life’. Using photography and video to record people’s confessions, her work explores disparities between individual and collective experience, drawing on fly-on-the-wall documentaries, reality TV and techniques of theatre, to explore how we present ourselves to the world.  Wearing won the 1997 Turner Prize, is an OBE and Royal Academician. She is represented by Maureen Paley, London; Tanya Bonakdar, New York; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

This talk will be followed by screenings of two films

Carousel Short:
Goran Gostojić and Roberto Santaguida,
Canada, 2014, 10min

This short film takes an intimate look at the life of Goran Gostojić, a man with learning disabilities from Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia – offering a window into his inner life as he discusses his sense of the city and of community, and his hopes of living a regular life despite his differences.

Alan Clarke,
UK, 1987, 52 min

Christine follows a teenage girl as she drifts from house to house in a leafy West London suburb, servicing the needs of fellow school-age heroin addicts. The film is an uncompromising portrayal of a day in the life of a teenage drug addict. The groundbreaking director is known for his radical, and influential work for film and television.