Information on the Artist
Gillian Wearing is an internationally acclaimed artist who won the Turner Prize in 1997. Her work has been seen at many museums including Museum Modern of Art New York, Tate Modern, Pompidou and also at film festivals including SXSW in Austin Texas, London Film Festival, LA Film Festival.
About Your Views Film
Your Views is intended to be a unique, global, collective filmmaking experience from the artist Gillian Wearing and intends to capture snapshots of views from people’s homes all over the world and this can only be done with YOUR help.
The idea is very simple; film a very short clip of either curtains or blinds opening to reveal the view from a window, preferably without showing hands or arms. We are looking for a wide variety of views from an urban perspective to a more remote countryside view. This can be shot from any window in your home, whether it is your living room, bedroom, attic window etc. You can also send more than one view.
The idea is that the view will be revealed like a curtain going back on a stage or at a cinema. The camera needs to be static but the view need not be, i.e. cars passing. It is important the film just registers what’s outside but does not tell a story.
If you don’t have curtains or blinds then we welcome another creative way of revealing the view. Films that don’t start this way unfortunately cannot be accepted. If you are filming a window that has curtains or blinds etc, please ensure the curtains are closed at the start of the filming.
You do not have to have experience as a filmmaker to participate; we are accepting raw footage filmed on phones, video cameras or in more professional formats. We only ask that the shot is static and is shot on a horizontal and you follow some simple instructions so all the clips are similar in specification.
When you have finished filming follow the simple instructions below and upload the file to this site.
Extracts of this footage will be shown in art museums, broadcast television and online.
Without your clips it would be impossible to gather the quantity of window views required from around the world so we thank you ahead of time for your valued contribution.