1. TateShots: Maurice Sendak

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    Maurice Sendak, the creative genius behind books such as ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and ‘In the Night Kitchen’, is an illustrator whose work has been seen by millions of people all over the world. TateShots traveled to the forest in upstate New York where Sendak is now based to look back over his literary career, discuss his love for William Blake and hear why he thinks that as an artist, ‘you just have to take the dive’.

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    • TateShots: Dorothy Cross

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      Working from a remote studio on the west coast of Ireland, Cross often uses the remains of dead animals or other found natural materials in her sculptures. In this film she talks about transforming shark skins by coating them in gold and casting them in bronze, and how the coastal landscape around her inspires and feeds her art.

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      • Film meets Art - Mike Leigh inspired by JMW Turner

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        Mike Leigh on transforming Turner's life and work into cinema. Mike Leigh takes time out from shooting his new feature about the life and work of JMW Turner to share his passion for the great painter of landscape and light, and shows us how he takes detailed scenes from Turner's sketches and recreates them for the camera. The film is one of a series in which leading creatives share artworks from Tate Britain's collection that have inspired them. 'Mr Turner' is released in 2014. See more on the Tate website: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/meet-tate-britain

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        • TateShots: Roman Ondak, Measuring the Universe

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          Starting as an empty white room, Roman Ondak’s Measuring the Universe at Tate St Ives has grown through the contribution of around 90’000 participants to a constellation of black marks. Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the universal but also the personal, creating a growing living artwork that questions just what a museum is for.

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          • TateShots: Carl Andre

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            Carl Andre: 'I'm not a studio artist, I'm a location artist'. In this TateShots interview filmed at the artist's New York apartment, Andre discusses how materials are a natural part of his life, and looks back at when his work hit the headlines, recalling criticism such as 'you can't make art out of bricks'. The American Minimal sculptor is famed for such works; installations that are placed directly on the floor and made out of unfixed industrial materials such as bricks or metal plates. Some floor pieces were made with the intention for them to be walked on, so that the material difference between the floor and the sculpture could be experienced physically. By creating sculptural works that are based on the ground, he suggests that he has simply ended up where he started; 'When you think about it, we start on the floor as children.'

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            • TateShots: Ed Ruscha

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              Ed Ruscha’s exploration of language and American West Coast culture centred on Hollywood has made him one of the pre-eminent artists of his generation. Since the early 1960s he has channelled his fascination with words and the act of communication into books, print-making, photography, drawing and painting. TateShots went to meet him at his studio in Los Angeles.

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              • TateShots: Daughter performs Smother at Ruin Lust

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                Haunting music amidst the ruins in this intimate peformance by the band Daughter. 'Whether its an abandoned man-made structure or a human body, everything will eventually be accepted back into the earth, however cold and brutal it once was,'  says singer Elena Tonra, of London band Daughter.  Choosing their track 'Smother' as an evocative parallel to the themes of ruin and decay explored in Tate Britain's exhibition Ruin Lust, the band perform a late-night gig, creating a haunting soundtrack for the art on show. Ruin Lust http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/ruin-lust Daughter http://www.ohdaughter.com/

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                • TateShots: Andy Goldsworthy, studio visit

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                  Using materials such as wood, stone and snow, Andy Goldsworthy’s art explores our connection with nature. TateShots visited him at his studio in southwest Scotland and took a walk with him through the landscape that is at the heart of his work.

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                  • TateShots: Brian Griffiths

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                    ‘We make ourselves and re-make ourselves by the objects we surround ourselves with’. Artist Brian Griffiths talks about the multitude of objects he collects and creates with in a tour of his London studio Brian Griffiths creates magical, sculptural utopias out of the debris of everyday life, using materials such as old ceramics, furniture, toys and textbooks. Always using objects as a starting point for his work, Griffiths discuss how the act of collecting leads to the point where you can ‘start to look at the strangeness of objects in the world, which you don’t usually notice because it’s a noisy place’.

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                    • TateShots: Venice Biennale 2007: Ocean Without A Shore, by Bill Viola

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