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Elizabeth Price

WE, 2016


We, 2016
Screen print with embossing
27 x 63 cm
Edition of 100 


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About the artwork

Elizabeth Price works predominately in moving image installation, animating collections of found and created imagery which are redrawn as apocalyptic narratives. Combining text, image, and music, her incisive editing processes create unexpected links between disparate histories and archives.  

Price's films are voiced by anonymous 'choruses', who become the central protagonists of key works such as the Turner Prize-winning 'THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979' (2012): her assembly sings '“WE KNOW. WE ARE CHORUS”, as the words simultaneously flash across the screen. This plural 'WE' is the basis for Price's new edition, which also references her series of hard-edged text and wall paintings.

About the artist

Elizabeth Price (b. 1966, Bradford, UK) lives and works in London. Studio Voltaire commissioned Price's first-ever video installation 'A Public Lecture & Exhumation' in 2007. Recent exhibitions include GRIMM New York (2017); The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2016);  Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2016); She Makes Noise, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2016); The Model, Sligo, Ireland (2016); Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (2015); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2013) and New Museum, New York (2011).

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