The Connect10 vote: Spencer Tunick heads to Folkestone for Museums at Night

| 14 January 2014 | Updated: 30 January 2014

The Connect10 vote to see where Spencer Tunick appears for Museums at Night has been won by Georges House Gallery in Folkestone

Spencer's event will see up to 125 volunteers briefly strip for the gaze of the US based artist/photographer’s camera. The individual shots will each be turned into a one-shot slideshow by insertion into a key-chain viewfinder presented at an evening event.

The venue hosting Spencer Tunick's latest nude intervention for Museums at Night event on Friday May 16 is Georges House Gallery, in Folkestone who will present each person with their artwork and invite them to record a short response to the experience, which will be wall-mounted for everyone to play back and listen to.

A booth will be constructed within the gallery to present a fast moving, projected slide show of the naked  photographs viewed as reflected images on a mirrored mosaic wall.

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Since first photographing nudes in his native New York during the early 1990s, Tunick has devoted himself to “performance photography”, directing flesh-barers to embed themselves within well-known landscapes and locations.

Staging scenes in which the battle of nature against culture is played out against various backdrops, from civic centre to desert sandstorm, man and woman are returned to a preindustrial, pre-everything state of existence.  

Organising groups from a handful of participants to tens of thousands, the subsequent images transcend ordinary categories and meld sculpture and performance in a new genre.

Tunick’s most notable installations have been commissioned by Art Basel, Switzerland (1999), Institut Cultura, Barcelona (2003), XXV Biennial de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2002), The Saatchi Gallery in London (2003), MOCA Cleveland (2004) and Vienna Kunsthalle (2008).  

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