HOUSE 2016 – call to participate in Gillian Wearing collaborative film project
17 February 2016
Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing, OBE, is 2016’s HOUSE Invited Artist and brings to Brighton & Hove the world premiere of 'Your Views', one of the largest collaborative film projects ever produced.
A Room With Your Views, by Gillian Wearing, will be a video installation and exhibition premiering the collaborative film Your Views at Brighton University Galleries during May 2016. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition on the South Coast of England.
A Room With Your Views, co-commissioned by Brighton Festival, with HOUSE, for the festival’s 50th anniversary year, invites anyone to film a short clip of either their curtains or blinds opening to reveal a view from their window.
Like the curtains going up at the beginning of a stage play, each view is a pictorial unveiling of a landscape, cityscape or even a brick wall. It’s hoped that views from Brighton & Hove windows will show alongside vistas from around the globe.
Wearing says “It feels personal in the way that each person has approached the instructions to the film and universal as it unites the world in the harmonious gesture of opening the curtains, blinds or shutters to give us a glimpse of their views. I’m delighted by this opportunity to present A Room With Your Views to the HOUSE and Brighton Festival audience and hopefully the work will include some local participant’s films too.”
Find out more and upload your film at yourviewsfilm.com
About HOUSE Festival
Conceived in 2008 by Directors Judy Stevens and Chris Lord, HOUSE is a curated, contemporary visual arts strand in Brighton & Hove, running at the same time as Brighton Festival, and in part a response to the limited space in the city for presenting contemporary art. Celia Davies, Director of Photoworks, is the HOUSE Festival Curator. Previous invited artists include Nathan Coley (2014), Yinka Shonibare MBE (2014), Mariele Neudecker (2013) and David Batchelor (2012)