08 August 2012




EXTRACT FROM MY NEW ARTICLE FOR  I.T POST  A/W 2013  ' FOREVER YOUNG ' ISSUE, ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN MAY 2012 . OUT SOON 


GILLIAN \gi(l)-lian\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gillian), is pronounced GILL-ee-an, JILL-ee-anGILLIAN is of Latin origin, and means YOUTHFUL.  JILL \j(i)-ll\ as a girl's name is pronounced JEEL and is short form of GILLIAN. JIL is a variant of JILL.



JIL AND GILLIAN
2 INTO 1

Gillian Wearing's short video 2 into 1 (1997) depicts one generation mouthing the dubbed words of the other : Wearing juxtaposes the images of a mother with her sons' and lip-synchs the footage, so that the mother’s words come from the boys’ mouths and vice versa. Wearing one minute wet behind the ears sailor-collars with whale motifs and the next minute soused leather suits in petroleum hues, men become boys who regress back to their adult selves. Think soused herring, which is made from young immature herrings ripened for a couple of days in  oil oak barrels. He says he wanted  a cross-generational thing: the man who stays a boy, the man who is a father. One minute, Gillian is a she and that's Raf who said that about his Jil Sander A/W 2013 mens' show which had taken place in a revue that resembled an underground parking garage. Boys criticize her driving ("too slow")  and her clothes ("she doesn't dress too well")  but it only takes a few days for Raf to get over the critics and seven years to unbecome Jil, with his dubbing session finally coming to a close. BEGÜM SEKENDIZ BORÉ

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