Jane & Louise Wilson - Visual Concept and Artwork
Dyad 1909; photo Ravi Deepres
Jane and Louise Wilson (born 1967) are British artists and twin sisters. They have exhibited and worked together throughout their career, during the last 20 years. Their work includes large multi-screen video installations, photography and sculpture.
They were awarded the Barclays Young Artist prize in 1993; and received a DAAD scholarship in 1996. They had a two- person show at the Serpentine Gallery 1999. The Wilson sisters' works often feature alien institutional spaces with dominant architecture. Past subjects have been oil rigs, a former Stasi prison in East Berlin, The Houses of Parliament, and the Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee designed by Victor Pasmore. They were nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999, for their video installation Gamma, a multiscreen video installation that was filmed at the former USAF base at Greenham Common, which was used to house cruise missiles during the Cold War and decommissioned in 1992. A Free and Anonymous Monument (2003) developed their work with greater complexity, involving not only multiple projections but also a variety of differently positioned surfaces as screens.
They have also exhibited at The Quad Gallery in Derby, 2008, A two-person exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh in 2009. Past exhibitions have included Out of Time at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Charged Space at SF MoMA, San Francisco; Moving Pictures at the Guggenheim Bilbao; and B.Open, the inaugural exhibition at the Baltic Center of Contemporary Art in Gateshead. In 2004 they did the set design for The Flying Dutchman at Zurich Opera House and 2005 the set design for Tippet's The Knot Garden at ROH2.
Jane & Louise Wilson provided the visual concept and the artwork for Dyad 1909 for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in 2009.