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Michael Landy's Art Bin

On Saturday I'm filming an interview with Michael Landy. He'll be talking about his Art Bin, which has been constructed inside the South London Gallery for a show that opens this Friday. During the course of the exhibition, the gallery will become a huge disposal unit for works of art. I was lucky enough to get a sneaky preview of the empty bin yesterday evening. The scale was surprising, as was its beauty. It will be fascinating to watch it filling up with artwork like a skip in a recycling depot.

I've made two films in the past about Michael Landy, both for TateShots. He's great. The first was filmed in his studio as he embarked on a project to draw art-world types every day, like it was his job. In our film he was drawing Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark. I think some of these might end up in the bin - it would be interesting if Kirsty's was one of them! The film was directed by Tim Meara:

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Then most recently James Morton-Haworth directed this conversation between Michael and curator Laurence Sillars, who was then at Tate Liverpool and organised Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely. Aptly we filmed this at a recycling centre, where other people's rubbish becomes oddly captivating... I reckon that sense will definitely be heightened at the SLG.

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