This film accompanies the Rachel Whiteread exhibition running at Tate Britain from 8 September 2010 until 16 January 2011.
Rachel Whiteread is renowned for her evocative large-scale sculptures, but drawing has always remained one of her core activities. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to explore her works on paper, most of which have never been shown before in a public gallery.
These collages and drawings provide a fascinating and intimate insight into the creative process behind Whiteread's work. While her sculptures are often large-scale and involve a team of fabricators, these paper works provide a more personal, mobile counterpoint. Nevertheless, they also share many of the themes familiar from her public commissions: texture and surface; void and presence; and the subtle observation of human traces in everyday life.
© Tate Media 2010
Directed by James Price
Filmed & Edited by Tim Cowie and James Price
Camera Assistant Max Dade
Editing Assistants Stephanie Macindoe, Sinan Gultutan, & Sammi Davies
Sound Design by Gurnot Fuhrmann
Produced by Kate Vogel
Thanks to Hazel Willis and Gagosian Gallery