Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 1

  • June 28, 2015 / 13:00
  • June 26, 2015 / 18:00

Director: Neil Crombie
Cast: Grayson Perry
United Kingdom, 2014, 3 episodes 50 minutes each, color

English with Turkish subtitles

In a culture saturated with selfies, the moment when an artist tries to cut through the noise and nail us in a single image – an image intended to define us for posterity – has taken on a new significance. In each of these films, Grayson spends time with Britons facing a moment in their lives when they need to define who they are and then distil his impressions of each of them into a portrait. Some of the sitters have become miniatures, some large tapestries, some statues and, of course, some pots, but all of the works will be shown alongside portraits of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in a special display timed to accompany transmission. In the course of each film, viewers will get to know each sitter along with Grayson, and in the climactic scene of each we’ll see them making their way past kings, queens, generals and politicians to get their first sight of themselves through Grayson’s eyes. Among the sitters are a young transgender man, Loyalists in Northern Ireland, former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne (who was interviewed by Grayson the day he was released from prison), deaf parents, a Muslim convert, a couple living with Alzheimers, and X-Factor and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Rylan Clark.

The Wicked Lady (1945)

The Wicked Lady (1945)

The Wicked Lady (1983)

The Wicked Lady (1983)

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

Breakfast on Pluto

Breakfast on Pluto

The Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy

Weekend

Weekend

Lilting

Lilting

Shame

Shame

Transsexual Teen Beauty Queen

Transsexual Teen Beauty Queen

Dream Girls

Dream Girls

Shinjuku Boys

Shinjuku Boys

In the Best Possible Taste Part 1

In the Best Possible Taste Part 1

In the Best Possible Taste Part 2

In the Best Possible Taste Part 2

In the Best Possible Taste Part 3

In the Best Possible Taste Part 3

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 1

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 1

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 2

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 2

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 3

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 3

Trailer

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? Part 1

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