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Candice Breitz
October 15, 2006, 4:57 pm
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I caught the culture show yesterday and it had a really interesting segment about artist Candice Breitz and a piece she’d done with die hard fans of John Lennon. Each fan was taken into a recording studio and filmed singing along to Lennon’s 1970 album Plastic Ono Band. They were asked to do so with no inhibitions, the way they wanted to sing it, as they did listening alone at home.

She edited these videos and created an installation, with the footage and sound played out all the way up a spiral staircase. At the time of recording Plastic Ono Band, Lennon was undergoing primal scream therapy resulting in a very raw, emotional album. This is reflected in the performances of the fans and the haunting installation.

Article about the piece – Working Class Her (A Portrait of John Lennon)

BBC Interview with Candice Breitz