Critical Writing Index

The Encounter With Reality

by Gordon Burn

Parkett, 2004, no. 70, pp. 109-115

A description of Gillian Wearing's general body of work as dealing with encounters with reality. Her work typically deals with ways of exploring the immediate and the local, and acting as a kind of expression of moments that have caught her interest. Her work often deals with interactions with the public, as well as manipulation of the public.

ITEM 2004.092 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Dancing in PeckhamGillian Wearing

Signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that say what someone else wants you to sayGillian Wearing

Homage to the Woman with the Bandaged Face Who I Saw Yesterday Down Walworth RoadGillian Wearing

DrunkGillian Wearing

Western SecurityGillian Wearing

Self PortraitGillian Wearing