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Tacita Dean

Michael Berkeley's guest is artist Tacita Dean, best known for her work in 16mm film.

Michael Berkeley's guest today is the visual artist Tacita Dean, one of the Young British Artists, who is best-known for her work in 16mm film, although she also uses a variety of media including drawing, photography, and sound. Her large-scale installation, Film, is currently on show in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.

Born in Canterbury, she studied at Falmouth School of Art and the Slade. In 1995 she was included in General Release: Young British Artists held at the Venice Biennale, and has been associated with the group thereafter known as Young British Artists, who also include the Chapman brothers, Sam Taylor-Wood, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Douglas Gordon.

She works predominantly in 16mm tape, and in 2001 she was given a solo show at Tate Britain. The previous year, she was awarded a scholarship to Berlin, where she now lives. In 2006 the most comprehensive retrospective of her work to date, Analogue, was shown at Basel, and in 2009 she had her first major solo show in Italy, Still Life. She was nominated for the 1998 Turner Prize, following her 1996 film Disappearance at Sea. Her current Tate Modern installation, Film, is an elegy for a fast-disappearing medium.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 2 Sep 2012 12:00

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Sound the Trumpet

    Performers: Alfred & Mark Deller, The Deller Consort

    • VANGUARD 08506071.
  • Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere

    Performers: Choir of King’s College Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks Treble Soloist: Roy Goodman

    • DECCA 4211472.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    2nd mvt from Sonata no 4 for Cello & Piano in D minor (op 40)

    Performers: Stephen Isserlis (cello), Olli Mustonen (piano)

    • RCA 09026684372.
  • Maurice Ravel

    1st mvt from 'Sonatine'

    Performers: Robert Casadesus (piano)

    • SONY CLASSICAL MP2K46733.
  • Leos Janáček

    1st mvt from String Quartet no 2

    Performers: Smetana Quartet (In Prague Concert)

    • SUPRAPHON CO1130.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Generique' from 'Providence

    Performers: from the original motion picture soundtrack

    • CAM CSE085.
  • Neil Young

    Like A Hurricane (live)

    Performers: Neil Young

    • WARNERS 7599272332.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sound the Trumpet (Come ye Sons of Art)

  • Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Sonata, Op.40 (2nd mvt)

  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G

  • Miklós Rózsa

    Generique (Providence)

  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No.2 (Intimate Letters) (1st mvt)

  • Neil Young

    Like A Hurricane

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