Dancing in Peckham

Gillian Wearing (1963 - )

master Betacam SP videotape

1994

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    Gillian Wearing's video "Dancing in Peckham" shows the artist dancing in the middle of a south-London shopping centre. Members of the public walk past, bemused by her behaviour or ignoring her completely, as she moves to the music of Nirvana and Gloria Gaynor, played only in her head. Wearing is interested in the boundaries of what might be considered "normal" behaviour and the lines between private and public. The idea for "Dancing in Peckham" came to Wearing when she saw a woman dancing wildly at the Royal Festival Hall in London, unaware that other people were mocking her.

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    Title
    Dancing in Peckham
    Date
    1994
    Medium
    master Betacam SP videotape
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Maureen Paley / Interim Art, November 1997
    GAC number
    17286/1