The Easel

Artist Rachel Whiteread talks to Simon Schama

With an imminent retrospective at Tate the British sculptor Rachael Whiteread is in the spotlight. She is best known for her casts of internal spaces including, famously, the inside of an old terrace house. “I think of her work as dominated by memory rather than memorial, and marked by traces of warm life as much as chill death. Whiteread’s great pieces are sighs made tangible.” A short video (8 min) is here.