Cerith Wyn Evans

Cerith Wyn Evans (born 1958, Llanelli) is a Welsh conceptual artist, sculptor and film-maker. After studying at Saint Martin's School of Art and the Royal College of Art Wyn Evans worked as an assistant to Derek Jarman and his early experimental film work in the 1980s often concentrated on dancers including collaborations with Michael Clark. He also collaborated on noted pop videos with bands including The Smiths and Throbbing Gristle. In the 1990s Wyn Evans began to work more with sculpture and installations becoming associated with the Young British Artists moment. In 2003, he represented Wales in the first ever Wales Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He created "Cleave 03", an installation which consisted of a WWII searchlight sending a beam of light into the night sky over the Giudecca flashing intermittently in a morse code version of Ellis Wynne's 1703 Welsh text Gweledigaethau y Bardd Cwsc.


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