Gillian Wearing - Signs that Say What You Want Them to Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say, 1992-1993
“By using photography to record the confessions of ordinary people, Wearing’s work explores the disparities between public and private life, between individual and collective experience. Signs that Say What You Want was produced by approaching people on London streets, asking them to write something on a card and then photographing them as they displayed it. Private lives were given a sudden and revealingly painful exposure.”
I wonder what I’d write.
And I wonder what you’d write, too.