Artist Bruce McLean talks to TateShots at his London studio.



TateShots visited the studio of Scottish performance artist and painter Bruce McLean. His performance ‘Pose Work for Plinths’, photographs of which are currently on show at Tate Liverpool, is regarded as an iconic artwork, an expression of the rebellion McLean and his contemporaries staged during his time at art school in the 1960s. In this video Bruce explains how he regarded the Pose Work as a ‘bit of a joke’, and describes why he believes art and artists have the power to change the world. He even shows us his design for an alternative to the Houses of Parliament.