Morley Gallery: Elizabeth Price
Dates5 Jul-14 Jul 2018
TimesMon-Fri 11:00-18.00, Sat 12:00-16:00
Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
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.
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
"I'm very excited to be showing at Morley College London for two reasons: partly because of the institution's longstanding commitment to experimental art and music, and also because of its enduring optimism regarding the civic benefits of an artistic education." - Elizabeth Price
txtʃərz will be unveiled at Morley Gallery as part of
Planets: Morley College London Festival of Arts and Culture.