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Gillian Wearing, Signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that say what someone else wants you to say (Help) and (I’m desperate), 1992-3

Though Gillian Wearing doesn’t re-enact the work of a scientist to make art, arguably she does nonetheless take on another role: that of the confessor. In a number of different works, Wearing allows those she encounters – either through approaching strangers on the street or by advertising – to express their innermost thoughts in one way or another.

For the series of photographs Signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that say what someone else wants you to say, made in 1992-3, Wearing asked people to write a sign that said something they really wanted to say and hold it up for the camera. Some of the signs comment on the wider political situation of…

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Visited the Black Sheep brewery in the Yorkshire Dales this week, and this post is in dedication to this great Yorkshire ale! I had an All Creatures brew myself, although I hear the Golden Sheep is a nice summery beverage to try. They also have a Monty Python brew which was meant to be a limited edition, but it’s just doing so damn well in the US of A. (Apparently the americans have a thing for monty python – hear, hear.)