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Sam Taylor-Wood


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Taylor-Wood was born in London, England. She is a graduate of Goldsmiths College.

Before breaking out as an artist, Taylor-Wood worked at the Royal Opera House and managed the Camden Palace nightclub. In 1991, her work began to appear in a number of group exhibitions alongside that of contemporaries from Goldsmiths. Her breakthrough came in 1994 with the work Killing Time in which four people mimed an opera score. From that point multi-screen video works became the main focus of Taylor-Wood’s work. Beginning with the video works Travesty of a Mockery and Pent-Up in 1996, Taylor-Wood began to use professional actors. Her work since 1996 has often featured celebrity friends: Elton John was included in a large photo-work, and commissioned Taylor-Wood to make a promotional video starring Robert Downey Jr. for one of his records. In 2002, Taylor-Wood was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to make a video portrait of David Beckham sleeping.

Taylor-Wood is also a long-time collaborator with Pet Shop Boys having produced films for their Somewhere concerts at the Savoy Theatre, London. She has also been guest vocalist on two Pet Shop Boys produced songs - in the Boys’ rendition of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Je t’aime… moi non plus” and Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby”. For the latter of these two releases, she used the pseudonym Kiki Kokova.


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  • themonobrow

    so maybe the psb symphonic instrumental mix is the one. it is positively mfa-esque!

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • themonobrow

    honestly, i would much rather hear neil tennant singing 'i'm in love with a german film star'. she does seem to ape his delivery at times, and perhaps you can hear him in some of the harmonies, but that just leaves me wanting the full neil tennant experience!

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • lola_w

    dude, WHAT THE FUCK. that bitch sing now?fuck off. I hate her, she's a SLUT.

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • biologica

    I'm in love with a german fimm star

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • FreeMHZ

    I'm In Love With A German Film Star

    26 Nov 2008 Reply

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