Gillian Wearing was born in 1963, Birmingham England. She is an English conceptual artist, one of the Young British Artists, and winner of the annual British fine arts award, the Turner Prize, in 1997. Wearing is known for her method of documentation of the everyday life through photography and video, concerning individual identity within the private and the public spaces, where Wearing blurs the line between reality and fiction.
I like how simple it is, yet so different. It shows that everyone’s view is different, in life and literally. This relates to my work as I’m showing the lives multiple people and how different each and every one of them are. When it comes to the moving image aspect it shows that you don’t have to do a lot of editing and effects to show the beauty.
Brontë Cordes is an artist/photographer who graduated from Coventry University. Using a mixture of video and photography, her work explores emotions and likes to play contrast of love and sadness. Tying together ideas about memory, femininity and cultural history, her work has a dream-like quality to it that’s rooted in her interest in impressionist romanticism. Having shown as part of Insite CU at Free Range Shows in 2016, she’s continuing to create work as well as carrying on her study, specialising in curation.
Twenty-One is a video installation that explores love and sadness through imagery, archival material and self-portraiture. Using layered pieces of footage, this piece expresses an apprehension towards growing up and coming of age. Essentially, it’s an ode to childhood, nostalgia and the generation of millennials.
Her work has given me inspiration in little ways how to edit my clips. She overlaps the clips that work well together, such as a fairly still clip of some natures and then another clip with more movement, this makes sure nothings over complicated. I might take this into my work and place a clip of the location around that the images were taken in and then ass the models moving in a clip on top.