Chisenhale Gallery presents an event by Elizabeth Price, featuring a new videoCHOIR.
Concerned with processes of assembly, CHOIR brings together disparate bodies of material and archival technologies into dissonant concert. It is comprised of two episodes, the first of which constructs the architecture of an auditorium, whilst the second stages a sardonic, intoxicated performance. CHOIR features a new musical soundtrack: a distorted cacophony of appropriated pop melody, arranged by Price, incorporating original recordings by John Stanley. For this one-night event in Chisenhale Gallery’s main exhibition space, Price has also devised a presentation environment to extend the video’s dramatic synthesis of architecture and collective voice.
Elizabeth Price (b. 1966, Bradford) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Perfect Courses and Shimmering Obstacles’, Tate Britain (2010); 'THE TENT', Frieze Projects & Channel 4 (2010); and ‘USER GROUP DISCO’, Spike Island, Bristol (2009). Recent group exhibitions include ‘British Art Show 7’, Hayward Gallery, London (2011); ‘We are Grammar’, Pratt Institute, New York (2011); and ‘Archivo-Archivanti’, Intermediae, Madrid (2011). CHOIR will also be presented as part of 'The Indirect Exchange of Uncertain Value', an offsite project developed by artists Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan for Collective, Edinburgh.
CHOIR was initiated and developed while Elizabeth Price was the Arts Council England Helen Chadwick Fellow at the University of Oxford and British School at Rome in 2010-11. Production has been supported by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art and Creative Scotland through a Collective commission for 'The Indirect Exchange of Uncertain Value'.
Admission to the performance is free but booking is required. Please call +44 (0)20 8981 4518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
The artist would like to thank St John's College and Magdalen College, Oxford, for their assistance to the film. Special thanks to Paul Bonaventura and Mark Dean.