[intermedia-info] Labor für Kunst und Forschung: Lecture and Workshop with Elizabeth Price July 7-8

dhepfer dhepfer at uni-koeln.de
Mo Jul 4 11:40:35 CEST 2016

Wir freuen uns sehr Sie zum Workshop und Vortrag/Screening von

Elizabeth Price einladen zu dürfen. Die Veranstaltungen finden in
englischer Sprache statt.

Screening, Lecture and Workshop with Elizabeth Price

London based visual artist and Turner Prize winner in 2012, Elizabeth
Price will present two of her digital video works, THE WOOLWORTHS
CHOIR OF 1979 (18 min, 2012) as well as the two screen HD video
installation K (7 min, 2015) and talk about her artistic practice. She
will also hold a workshop based on the song as a collective and
political artistic expression.

A program hosted jointly by the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
and the University of Cologne (Institute for Art and Art Theory /
Labor für Kunst und Forschung).

Screening and Lecture
July 7, 2016
7 PM

Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM)
Filzengraben 2/2A
50676 Köln

Workshop with Elizabeth Price
July 8, 2016
11 AM – 1 PM

University of Cologne
Institut für Kunst und Kunsttheorie
Labor für Kunst und Forschung
Dürener Str. 89
City Passagen, 1. Etage
50931 Köln

The workshop is limited to 15 people total. For registration please
send an email to: info-lfkf at uni-koeln.de  (University) or
lilian.haberer at khm.de (KHM).

Elizabeth Price (born 1966, Bradford) is a visual artist based in
London. In her digital video and installation works Price deals with
the notion of social and historical contexts. By assembling
heterogeneous voices through sound, text and digital images she
creates a highly intense psychological narration. Whether Price
focuses on a modernist house and its art collection (AT THE HOUSE OF
MR. X, 2007), a book featuring British Systems Group (THE TENT, 2012)
or an archive showing glass plate negatives of the sun (SUNLIGHT,
2013): the artist deals with factual knowledge, but also with the
sensuality of its surfaces and appropriates musical structures, forms
and rhythms. By reflecting the visual language of communication
systems, her artistic practice resists an assimilation with these
contexts and creates a porous space of action with the audience.

THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979 (2012), for which the artist won the
Turner Price in 2012, connects three episodes through a human gesture
and the double meaning of choir/quire: art historical reproductions of
Gothic architecture and 3D animations, found footage of singers and
dancers which form a human choir and different human voices who report
the disastrous fire at a department store in Manchester. Price is
taking up the “We know” as one convention of historical texts and
focuses on the shifting identities of the addressed collective groups.

K (2015) extends the concerns of polyphony and lament established in
THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979. In this, a two channel installation (one
screen presented horizontally the other, vertically) the screens are
used to create a complex topography. At the top of the vertical screen
a crude, flickering animation of the sun is presented, created from
thousands of glass plate photographs made of the sun on a daily basis
from the 1870s to the 1950s.
This sun ‘illuminates’ a computer generated digital animation of the
mechanical production and packaging of hosiery, which is located on
the horizontal screen. Images of dancers migrate between the two
screens, seemingly responding to both the motion of the sun, and the
machinery. The narration claims to speak on the dancers behalf, and
tells a tale of mourning, commerce and labour, which bind all of the
visual elements together.

Elizabeth Price’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions, most
recently at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin) and at the Ashmolean
Museum (Oxford), Turku Art Museum, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Julia
Stoschek Collection (Dusseldorf), Musée d’art Contemporain (Montreal),
Tate Britain (London), New Museum (New York), The Baltic (Newcastle).
Her work has been also included in group shows and screenings, such as
space, New Media Gallery (Vancouver), Museum ON/OFF, Centre Pompidou
(Paris), Secret Surface Immersive Frames, Universidad del Claustro de
Sor Juana Mexico (Mexico City), IndieMovingImage Programme, Fundacao
Gulbenkian (Lissabon), The Surface of the World, Museum of
Contemporary Art and Design (Manille), The Narrators, Walker Art
Gallery (Liverpool), Light Reading, Arnolfini (Bristol), Moscow
International Experimental Film Festival, Cairo Tronica, ICA (London),
Images Festival Toronto Selected, Whitechapel Gallery (London). Price
FULL OF JOY at the Whitworth Gallery (Manchester).

Over the past few years Price has taught art on undergraduate and
postgraduate courses at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art,
London. She is presently an Associate Professor of the Ruskin School
of Art, Oxford University and Professor of Film and Photography at
Kingston University.


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