You Made Me Love You

2005
Country: UK
Duration: 4 mins
Colour,
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 16:9
Available Format/s: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file
Original Format: SD video
Themes: 
  • Portraits

  ,

Twenty-one dancers are held by your gaze. Losing contact can be traumatic.
Twenty-one dancers play a game of cat and mouse with an unpredictable camera. Disoriented, the viewer is fixed by the gaze of dancers who crowd the frame.
…On the one hand this is like looking at a group of aliens who have never seen anything like the camera (or you) before. The concentration of the faces on what is before them takes away their self-consciousness, and like a series of Thomas Ruff portraits they have an unsettling air of insouciance. But ultimately, the thought one is drawn to, and the allegory the title suggests, concern the contemporary obsession with becoming visible through some sort of brush with celebrity, however brief, demeaning or meaningless that might be.

More works by Miranda Pennell

UK
, 1995
7 Minutes

We’d love to hear from you

If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please get in touch

VISIT US

LUX, Waterlow Park Centre,
Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5JF, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3141 2960

Sign up to our newswire to stay up to date with everything LUX

LUX is a registered charity and not-for-profit company limited by guarantee:

Company No: 4421812
VAT No: 795 9063 73
Charity No: 1094936

Artis Council Supported Logo

© 2021 LUX. All rights reserved.

Skip to content