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EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE GRANT

    

Digital Video, 2m53s
Colour, Stereo, Aspect Ratio 4:3
© 2002

“Everybody Wants to Be Grant”, is a further development of “My Name Is Grant”, and goes farther in investigating the pros and cons of celebrityhood, with basis in identity in general and specifically Cary Grant. The work is formed by a simple imagery, which in diffuse slow-motion sequences interplay with a more complex soundtrack. The title comes from a statement made by a journalist whilst interviewing Grant. “Everybody wants to be Cary Grant”, the journalist is supposed to have said, at which Grant replied: “So would I”.

“Everybody Wants to Be Grant” was originally made in 2001, but re-edited in 2002 into a new work.