Sunday, June 14, 2015

Gillian Wearing | Total Stranger

Gillian Wearing
Total Stranger
London, UK: AOTUEditions / Art on the Underground Editions, 2013
84 × 52.5 cm.
Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies

“The Tube is full of strangers. We acknowledge this fact, knowing that we too are strangers to others. My project is to photograph a stranger. The person came forward via an open call advertised in the Metro newspaper and on the TfL website. I chose them through a raffle­ticket system, which did not reveal their name, age or gender. Until we met on a train and I took her photograph, I still didn’t know her identity, and she didn’t know who I was either. For a brief moment, we were total strangers to each other.”

- Gillian Wearing

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