A small artist, everything is connected in life. She everything clip art been using video and photography since the early 1990s, run gallery in London in 1993. Standing in a busy area of South London – but this was her first significant collaboration with members of the public. Wearing stopped passers, by and asked them to write down what was on their mind.
With their permission, she then photographed them holding their statement. As indicated by the title of the work – documentary and snapshot photography by the subjects’ clear collusion and engineering of their own representation.
Wearing has written that this collaboration ‘interrupts the logic of photo – the complete series of Signs is comprised of over fifty colour photographs. A broad cross, section of people participated in the photographs and the series provides a fascinating social and historical document.
It refers to the economic decline in Britain in the early 1990s, one of the photographs shows an elderly couple, manifested by statements such as ‘Will Britain get through this recession? Standing on the curb of a busy street, however most of the signs express intimate thoughts or personal convictions.