Elizabeth Price

SLOW DANS

Nottingham Contemporary
16 February 2019 - 06 May 2019

Elizabeth Price’s highly distinctive multi-channel video works bring together archival footage with graphics, speech and sound. Price creates compact narratives that explore social and sexual histories and the relationship between the material and the digital.

Completed over several years, SLOW DANS is Price’s most ambitious work to date, a trilogy of new works conceived to coalesce in a single large-scale, projection-installation. Each work in the trilogy is between eight to ten minutes in length and up to seven metres wide or high. The first two works in the trilogy – KOHL and FELT TIP – are being shown at the Walker Art Center and were previously exhibited at Nottingham Contemporary. The full trilogy will premiere at the Whitworth, The University of Manchester in October 2019.

The three works in SLOW DANS – KOHL, FELT TIP and THE TEACHERS – respectively present a fictional past, parallel present and imagined future. 


Image: Installation shot from Elizabeth Price's KOHL (2018) at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2018. KOHL is part of the trilogy SLOW DANS a collaboration between Artangel, Film and Video Umbrella, Nottingham Contemporary, the Whitworth, The University of Manchester and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Photograph: Bobby Rogers. © Walker Art Center

KOHL

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KOHL

Conceived as a ghost story, KOHL describes a vast and unseen underground liquid network that hosts mysterious apparitions called “visitants”, who hint at ways that the mining of coal has underpinned much of our present social reality.


Image: Still from Elizabeth Price's KOHL (2018). KOHL is part of the trilogy SLOW DANS a collaboration between Artangel, Film and Viedo Umbrella, Nottingham Contemporary, the Whitworth, The University of Manchester and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Photograph: © Elizabeth Price

About Elizabeth Price

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Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price was born in Bradford and now lives and works in London. 

In 2012, she was awarded the Turner Prize and her work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Baltic, Gateshead, and the New Museum, New York. 


Image: Install shot of Elizabeth Price's FELT TIP at Nottingham Contemporary. Image: Courtesy Nottingham Contemporary. FELT TIP is part of the trilogy SLOW DANS a collaboration between Artangel, Film and Video Umbrella, Nottingham Contemporary, the Whitworth, The University of Manchester and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Photographer: Stuart Whipps

Elizabeth Price at the Walker Art Center

8 December 2018 – 1 March 2020
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Elizabeth Price at the Walker Art Center

NOW 08 December 2018 - 01 March 2020
Exhibition, Film, Installation

Responding to the architecture and history of the Walker Art Center, FELT TIP and KOHL (both 2018) are the artist’s first commissions for a US museum. They are both showing in a solo exhibition of Price's work in the Perlman Gallery of the Walker Art Center curated by Pavel Pyś with Jadine Collingwood.

Location

Perlman Gallery
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis
MN 55403
USA

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
Thursday 11:00 – 21:00
Friday, Saturday: 11:00 – 18:00

Further information on visiting is available via the Walker Art Center’s website.


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Press

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Elizabeth Price has been thinking about men’s neckties. The result is “Felt Tip,” a pointed survey of them as status symbols, digital design and more. – Anita Gates, The New York Times

Selected Press

Elizabeth Price has been thinking about men’s neckties. The result is “Felt Tip,” a pointed survey of them as status symbols, digital design and more. It’s one of two new floor-to-ceiling (20 feet) moving-image works making their debuts. The other, “Kohl,” looks at coal’s many uses, from fuel to cosmetic. Ms. Price, the London-based Turner Prize winner, uses scrolling text, computerized voices and music to make her statements about class and gender. – Anita Gates, The New York Times, 25 October 2018
Through the use of architectural makeup of the room, Price creates a sense of the hierarchical structures that are referenced in the film. – Sheila Regan, City Pages, 11 December 2018
One of the most common—and fatal—industrial diseases related to mining was black lung, which produced what was called “inky spit”. So there’s this idea of this involuntary symptomatic emission from the history of mining, from both the problems of its production, the violence of its precipitous termination and the collective failure to deal with the burden of debt that we have to the people who have taken this stuff up. And this emission is here manifesting itself in these cold and useless places that are barely inhabited. – Elizabeth Price interviewed by Louisa Buck, The Art Newspaper, 7 December 2018
For Price, it is in the digital realm that we can most clearly see the possibilities of the non-hierarchical sets of connections imagined in her films. ‘I’m interested in the sense of the digital, not as a radically new kind of experience of the world and images, but actually this quite dirty, confused, mixed-up realm, in which everything washes up, a promiscuous space of many, many different kinds of things.’  – Gabrielle Schwarz, Apollo Magazine, 21 February 2019
Price is skilled in constructing inviting surfaces: apparently simple stories, crisply edited percussive sound. Machine-cool the works may be, but not alienating. Once you’re in, they yield deeper oddness and affinities. – Hettie Judah, Frieze Magazine, 12 March 2019

Credits

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Who made this possible?

Credits

SLOW DANS is a collaboration between Artangel, Film and Video Umbrella, Nottingham Contemporary, the Whitworth, University of Manchester and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

SLOW DANS is part of The Artangel Collection, an initiative to bring outstanding film and video works commissioned and produced by Artangel to galleries and museums across the UK. The Artangel Collection has been developed in partnership with Tate and is generously funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation.

Artangel commissioning programme is generously supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and by the private patronage of The Artangel International CircleSpecial Angels, Guardian Angels and The Company of Angels.


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