Elizabeth Price Photo: Zeinab Batchelor
SLOW DANS, the most ambitious installation to date by Turner Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price, presented by Artangel in a 19th-century assembly room on Borough Road in London opened today 4th September and will be live until 25th October 2020. This is the first major presentation of Price’s work in London since she was awarded the Turner Prize in 2012.
Fusing the crispness of pop with the complexity of weaving, Price has created a trilogy of dazzling new multi-screen works that delve deep into social and cultural histories, from the decline of the coal industry to the sexual politics of the office.
Installation view of Elizabeth Price’s SLOW DANS at the Assembly room, London Presented by Artangel all Photos: Zeinab Batchelor
The installation is accompanied by a new series of short video works, created by Price while self-isolating during lockdown, which will premiere exclusively on Artangel’s website. This brand-new body of work called FOOT NOTES draws on Price’s cache of research for SLOW DANS, and explores a range of objects and subjects from the stiletto heal to the cosmetic kohl.
Made sequentially in 2018 – 2019, SLOW DANS narrates visions of past, present and future, syncopated across ten screens. In KOHL, synthetic voices track the movement of an inky fluid as it travels along the flooded tunnels of abandoned coal mines and seeps into underground carparks. FELT TIP features neckties from the 1970s and 80s and links their motifs to emerging information networks and subversive fashion. The final work in the trilogy, THE TEACHERS is a futuristic ghost story that imagines an epidemic of muteness that has spread through the professional classes.
The virtuosity of Price’s editing, the brilliant stitching together of images, sounds and voices, mark her out as one of the most distinctive moving image artists working anywhere in the world today.
Elizabeth Price: SLOW DANS Artangel at The Assembly Room, 82 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DN 4 September – 25 October 2020 Thursdays, 12pm – 8pm (Free) Fridays and Saturdays: 12pm to 8pm (£3) Sundays: 12pm – 5pm (£3)
Installation view of Elizabeth Price’s SLOW DANS at the Assembly room, London Presented by Artangel
About the artist
Elizabeth Price was born in Bradford and lives and works in London. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the Baltic, Gateshead, Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf, the New Museum, New York and most recently in the survey show Elizabeth Price: A Long Memory at the Whitworth, The University of Manchester.