The Resource Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George

Label
Gilbert & George
Title
Gilbert & George
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gilbert & George Gilbert Prousch met George Passmore at St Martin's School of Art in 1967. Since then they have famously lived and worked together as Gilbert & George, creating an extraordinary body of provocative artworks. They have exhibited themselves as "Living Sculptures", documented the banality of their daily lives in London's East End, and, since the late 1970s, produced vibrant, challenging photographic collages. This video profile of Gilbert & George features a characteristically deadpan performance of themselves. Sex, money, race and religion, they explain, are four themes at the heart of their art. Their interview is complemented by images of their works, including the remarkable Dirty Words Pictures made in 1977, together with important collages of the 1980s and 1990s. Asked if their work, and their personas, are ironic, Gilbert says, "We always think it's struggle enough to drag something out from inside of ourselves onto that wall without trying to be strange or odd about it." "We wanted to be absolutely painful truth," George adds. "I really believe it has to be painful." Please note that this DVD contains explicit images and adult language featured in artworks by Gilbert & George
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
Runtime
26
Series statement
Eye
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modern
  • Contemporary
  • Fine arts occupations
  • Visual art
  • London, England
Target audience
adult
Label
Gilbert & George
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (26 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1794727
  • (OCoLC)867538997
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1794727/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000285481
Video recording format
other
Label
Gilbert & George
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (26 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1794727
  • (OCoLC)867538997
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1794727/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000285481
Video recording format
other

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