Gillian Wearing


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Gillian Wearing

WE ARE HERE
2014
Colour video with sound
21 minutes
Great Britain

WE ARE HERE sees the artist return to the area in and around Sandwell where she grew up. In the video people from the West Midlands present a series of monologues, speaking as if they have returned from the grave. The concept for WE ARE HERE is taken from American poet Edgar Lee Masters’ book Spoon River Anthology (1915). In this book people who lived by Spoon River (that ran close to the poet’s hometown) rise up from the grave and talk about their lives, regrets, losses and memories.

WE ARE HERE was made with the assistance of Outset Contemporary Art Fund and the Art Fund with additional support from the artist, Maureen Paley, Shaun Regen and Tanya Bonakdar.