From a photographic series of the 1990s, this photograph by Gillian Wearing depicts one of several members of the British public who she randomly invited to write down what they felt or thought at the moment of asking. The philosophical message displayed here has an air of revelatory self-help, presented cheerfully by a young man. Other works in the series feature a city banker declaring ‘I’m desperate’; and a policeman revealing ‘Help’. Wearing’s works capture the constant hum of emotion and anxiety that lie beneath the surface of ‘normal’ life.
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