Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing is giving everybody a chance to be a filmmaker – the only things you’ll need are a smartphone and window.
Since 2013, Wearing has been calling on the public to take 20 to 30-second clips of views from their buildings, whether they’re in the concrete jungle or out in the wilderness, and has now issued a last call for submissions.
The artist will edit together selected snippets for a film – titled ‘A View Of The World From Your Window’ – to be shown in Brighton for four weeks, starting this April.
Everybody who has contributed to the project will receive a film credit.
‘When you read the location before you see the individual view the expectation is always different and that is one of the incredible aspects about the contributions,’ says Wearing, whose work has appeared at MOMA, the Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou in the past.
She has so far collected 300 views from more than 60 countries but is looking for clips from far-flung places, including Syria and North Korea, to complete the project.
Videos must be static and shot in landscape. Clips can be submitted to yourviewsfilm.com.
‘A View Of The World From Your Window’ is potentially the largest collaborative film project in the world.