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Thursday, July 29, 2004

Do you think I'd make the Tate?

New York Subway Commuters exhibited at the Tate Modern

So it's not just people who visit my blog who interested in looking at subway commuter's bored expressions. From now until the 19th September at the
Tate Modern there's a larger than life sized video display of women travelling on the New York Subway with voiceovers of their responses to a series of questions.

Julia Loktev's Said in Passing video on at The Tate Modern

Julia Loktev's video is called Said in Passing and here comes the art bit: "A city's subway system is public space in perpetual motion. A constantly shifting no man's land inhabited by people on the move. Five video projections form one long image showing different women riding the New York subway. Their voices can be heard on headphones across from each projection. The women - some actors, some friends and acquaintances of the artist - present themselves in short announcements. Do we get to know who they are or who they would like to be?"

Interesting idea, perhaps I could convince another gallery to try a Tube version, or even charge people for coming into the Tube to see some "reality art".

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