Video installation by alumna Elizabeth Price ? winner of the Turner Prize 2012.
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Video installation by Elizabeth Price ? winner of the Turner Prize 2012 and University of Leeds alumna (PhD Fine Art 1999).
Elizabeth Prices narrative video, The Tent (2010), is derived from a single book, Systems (1972). The book is the films sole visual subject and the only resource for its graphic narration. Indeed, most aspects of the video, including elements of the soundtrack, have been extorted from the different properties and possibilities of the book.
Published by the Arts Council, Systems was a catalogue accompanying an exhibition of work by artists associated with the eponymous 1970s British group: Richard Allen, John Ernest, Malcolm Hughes, Colin Jones, Michael Kidner, Peter Lowe, James Moyes, David Saunders, Geoffrey Smedley, Jean Spencer, Jeffrey Steel and Gillian Wise Ciobotaru. It features drawings and documentation of art works, as well as photographs of and an extended text by each of the artists included.
The films specially commissioned soundtrack is performed and produced by Jem Noble. Generated from the object of the book, it employs its sonic potential though the use of light-dependant oscillators, tactile interaction, speech melody and spectrum analysis.
The Tent was originally commissioned by Frieze Foundation for Frieze Film and Channel 4.
This exhibition is curated by University Academic Fellow in Fine Art and Curatorial Practice, Sam Belinfante. It is part of a series of events in February to celebrate the launch of the new building for the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, which now brings the School onto one site for the first time.