Laurel Nakadate

at zabludowicz collection

29 September–11 December 2011

The exhibition brings together works made over the last ten years, including Oops! (2000), a three-channel installation in which the artist was invited into the homes of men she met through chance encounters asking them to dance with her to Britney Spears' iconic song; and I Want to Be the One to Walk in the Sun (2006), a video featuring the artist interacting with people she meets in rural and urban locations. Often exposing herself to risk by behaving in overtly sexualized or seductive ways, Nakadate also creates scripted works featuring amateur actors, frequently teenagers, in which they appear to innocently enter into precarious situations. The exhibition will feature the impressive photographic series 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears (2010), for which the artist photographed herself crying every day for a year in order to 'deliberately take part in sadness each day'. Nakadate has also made two feature-length films, which will be screened during the exhibition, in which she directs a series of languid teenage characters though a mundane suburban American dream, to create what she calls 'visual fact coupled with a fictional narrative.'

dancing with strangers ... TheGuardian