Stephen Willats
Living with Practical Realities 1978

Artwork details

Stephen Willats born 1943
Living with Practical Realities
Date 1978
Medium Photographs, gelatin silver prints on paper, gouache and transfer lettering on board
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 1099 x 768 mm
Frame: 1112 x 772 x 35mm
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Not on display

Display caption

Stephen Willats is interested in the ways in which people construct their world in relation to the social or physical constraints that are put upon them. In this work, Stephen Willats explores the realities of living in a tower block, investigating how buildings can stand as symbols for our culture. Over six months Willats photographed and interviewed Mrs Moran, an elderly lady who was living alone in the tower block. By giving the viewer an insight into the isolation of living in a tower block, the artist hopes they will look at and understand their own cultural situation.

February 2010

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