Published by Editions Des Musées De La Ville De Paris, 2001
Hardcover, 76 pages, 20,5 x 26 cm. Text in French.
Gillian Wearing’s photographs explore how public and private identities of ordinary people are self-fashioned and documented, using masks as a central theme. The masks, which range from literal disguises to voice dubbing, conceal the identities of her subjects and free them to reveal intimate secrets. In her portraits and self-portraits Wearing blurs the line between reality and fiction. Published on the ocassion of the exhibition "Sous Influence" at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, from March 10 – May 6, 2001. Foreword by Laurence Bosse. Essays by Jean-Christophe Royoux, Angeline Scherf, and Jean-Charles Massera.