Elizabeth Price: FELT TIP

FELT TIP is a highly ambitious solo show from Turner Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price. The exhibition features all-new works, including a series of large-scale pinhole photographs, architectural interventions and an immersive video installation.

Price’s exhibition explores histories of work and technology by way of a ghost story and sci-fi. FELT TIP is a six-metre-high, two-channel video projection, in which a chorus of narrators from a shadowy near-future organisation narrate a story of memory and storage, by way of circuit-boards, DNA and woven neckties. Its companion piece, KOHL, is a four-channel video that tells of ghostly presences, the Visitants, which are said to be emerging from abandoned coal mines in the north of England.

The exhibition also includes architectural interventions, in the form of concertina walls, and a series of pinhole photographs, each four metres high, which fill a whole gallery, floor-to-ceiling. Price has manipulated images sourced from 1970s fashion magazines, re-photographing them with a pinhole camera, to produce a chorus of mysterious figures.

Elizabeth Price, FELT TIP, 2019. Installation view of Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Stuart Whipps.
Elizabeth Price, FELT TIP, 2019. Installation view of Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Stuart Whipps.
Elizabeth Price, FELT TIP, 2019. Installation view of Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Stuart Whipps.
Elizabeth Price, FELT TIP, 2019. Installation view of Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Stuart Whipps.

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