Christian Boltanski: Studio visit

The French sculptor on why he's gambling with his life

'All my life I have tried to fight against the fact of dying' says artist Christian Boltanski.

At his studio in Paris, four video cameras are rigged to film constantly, day and night. Boltanski has struck a deal with a professional gambler and art collector. In return for ownership of the footage, the man will make regular payments until the artist's death. 'If I die in 3 years he made good business. If I die in 7 years its awful for him', says Boltanski.

TateShots visited Boltanski in Paris to find out more about his work and his obsession with mortality.

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