Morley College London is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting txtʃərz a new work by Turner-Prize winning artist Elizabeth Price, in July 2018.
5 Jul-12 Jul 2018
Mon-Fri 11:00-18.00, Sat & Sun 12:00-16:00
Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT (UK)
txtʃərz is a two-channel HD video work. The narrative is a satirical, futurological story, set in a time and culture close to our own. It concerns a contagion of elective muteness that spreads rapidly through certain professional classes. As a proxy for speech those affected make and wear elaborate monochrome costumes and perform absurd and profane rituals. The story is delivered by a group of academic authors, writing about the phenomena, who dispute the origins and meaning of this silence. The visual subject matter is a series of stencils, lit from the rear which flutter, rotate and hover in front of the camera and which take on the appearance of a strange, comic but sombre dance.
Elizabeth Price (b.1966) predominantly works in high-definition digital video with live action, motion graphics, 3D computer animation, and sound. Often beginning with research undertaken in archives and museum collections, Price draws on varying references, such as architectural sites, social and political histories, as well as the language of advertising copy.
In 2012 Price was awarded the Turner Prize for her solo exhibition ‘HERE’ at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. In 2014 she won the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award to create a commission for the Ashmolean Museum, and Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Forthcoming, she will be presenting solo exhibitions at The Walker, Minneapolis in 2018; Nottingham Contemporary.
Source: Morley College London