Elizabeth Price: FELT TIPCurrent Exhibition
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.
Exhibition:Elizabeth Price: FELT TIP
Dates:16 Feb 2019 – 6 May 2019
Sam Thorne with Cedric Fauq
The video installation FELT TIP has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Film and Video Umbrella; and Nottingham Contemporary; with support from Arts Council England.
FELT TIP and KOHL premiered at the Walker Art Center in December 2018. In autumn 2019, Price will have a survey exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, that will feature FELT TIP, KOHL and a third work – commissioned by Artangel and the Whitworth – which will conclude the SLOW DANS trilogy.
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