About the work
Place: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Whitehall
Of her film and its subject, Keane has written:
'Based loosely on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Faded Wallpaper is concerned with visual perception, madness and the search for identity. A woman, isolated within a room, becomes obsessed with the wallpaper surrounding her, seeing within its faded patterns strange images – at times pleasurable and seductive, at times threatening and dangerous. As these images become more insistent she begins to strip the wallpaper away in an attempt either to banish the images or get to their source. Words and sounds run through her head as she peels away the layers, questioning her own self-image, her imagination and her sanity. No solutions are given, only more questions…'
An internationally acclaimed artist, Keane has worked since the 1970s in a wide variety of media, from performance and installation to film, video, digital technologies and neon.
About the artist
Tina Keane (1940 - )
- Faded Wallpaper
- Neon sculpture
- overall height: 18 cm, width: 85 cm
- Purchased from England & Co, February 2019
- GAC number