Stephen Willats

British, b. 1943

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Stephen Willats

British, b. 1943

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Stephen Willats explores the intersection of his collaborative and interactive artistic practice with scientific modes like systems research, learning and communications theory, and computer technology. Willats combines documentary photography with the graphics of information design and propaganda to create multi-sensory, multi-dimensional environments that encourage viewers to reconsider perception. For Nothing Is Quite As It Appears (2000), Willats invited four directors to shoot the same scene of a woman walking across an overpass, then edited their clips together. The piece, which features numerous shifts in camera angle and perspective, examines how we perceive reality and points out that we all see things differently.

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Whitechapel Gallery, and 1 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 4 more
Biography

Stephen Willats explores the intersection of his collaborative and interactive artistic practice with scientific modes like systems research, learning and communications theory, and computer technology. Willats combines documentary photography with the graphics of information design and propaganda to create multi-sensory, multi-dimensional environments that encourage viewers to reconsider perception. For Nothing Is Quite As It Appears (2000), Willats invited four directors to shoot the same scene of a woman walking across an overpass, then edited their clips together. The piece, which features numerous shifts in camera angle and perspective, examines how we perceive reality and points out that we all see things differently.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Whitechapel Gallery, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 4 more
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