Gillian Wearing OBE10-16 1997

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Artist
Gillian Wearing OBE (born 1963)
Title
10-16
Date 1997
MediumVideo, 3 monitors, colour
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1998
Reference
T07415
Not on display

Summary

In 10-16 adult actors lip-synch the pre-recorded voices of children and adolescents making personal revelations. The young people range from ten to sixteen years in age, each year represented by one of seven sections and a total of eight different actors (age eleven is represented by two women). Wearing located her subjects in schoolyards, playgrounds, on the street, through friends and finally through an advertisement posted in a listings magazine. With their permission, she made audio recordings as they talked about their anxieties and preoccupations. After editing the texts she had chosen, she filmed adult actors lip-synching their words… (read more)

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