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DANGER! Cornelia Parker

Alan Yentob follows sculptor Cornelia Parker's creative process in a film that sees her delve deep into America's history, cinema and art, as well as her own personal past.

Imagine reveals the darker side of one of Britain's most original and inventive artists. A sculptor working with found materials, Cornelia Parker creates beauty from acts of brutality - an exploded shed, piles of squashed silver, the charred remnants of a burnt church suspended in time. Born in 1956 to a German mother and an English father in rural Cheshire, Parker always struggled to fit in. Art was her escape. In 2016 she embarked on the most high-profile commission of her career - the roof of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alan Yentob follows Parker's creative process in a film that sees her delve deep into America's history, cinema and art, as well as her own personal past.

1 hour, 7 minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Participant Cornelia Parker
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson
Producer Katy Homan
Director Katy Homan

Broadcasts

  • Tue 19 Jul 2016 22:45
  • Tue 19 Jul 2016 23:20
  • Tue 16 Aug 2016 01:45