If you were to play a part in a film, would you be yourself or a fictional character?
Hundreds of people responded to this advertisement when it was distributed to media outlets and job centers around London and Newcastle, England. Seven applicants were selected to appear in Self Made, Turner Prize–winning artist Gillian Wearing’s debut feature. In the film, participants attend a Method acting workshop to explore their fantasy selves and ultimately star in their own mini-film. (2011, Dir. Gillian Wearing, color & b/w, 84 min.)
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