Preparing for Theaster's first UK public work - Sanctum - in Bristol, Situations Director, Claire Doherty, caught up with Theaster Gates at the White Cube, Bermondsey. Here they discuss Gates' use of multiple timeframes, his views on public art policy and his hopes for the Bristol project.
This interview is the fifth to be released as part of Situations’ Public Art (Now) film series. Produced in association with Spike Island Film and Video and launched in March 2015, the series presents a series of conversations with leading artists and curators on the subject of new forms of public art.
To watch interviews with Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers), Jochen Gerz, Ahmet Öğüt and Susan Philipsz visit the Public Art (Now) Film Interviews archive page on Situations' website - situations.org.uk.