Mark WallingerAngel 1997

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Artwork details

Artist
Mark Wallinger (born 1959)
Title
Angel
Date 1997
MediumVideo, projection, colour and sound (stereo)
Dimensionsduration: 7 min., 20 sec.
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1997
Reference
T07394
Not on display

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Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1997
T07394

Angel is a seven and a half minute video. It was produced in an edition of ten, with two artist's proofs. Tate's copy is number six in the edition. The video is played continuously on a loop and can be displayed on a monitor or projected so that the image fills the gallery wall. Angel should be seen in a room on its own, but it also forms the first part of Talking in Tongues Wallinger's trilogy that includes Hymn 1997 (Tate T07798) and Prometheus 1999 (Tate T07742). Each video explores the theme of religion and features Wallinger playing Blind Faith, his sightless alter ego. He is seen in a different situation in each one, singing or reciting a text drawn from classical or popular literature… (read more)

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