Elizabeth Price

b.1966, Bradford, UK. Lives and works in London


Elizabeth Price
Elizabeth Price, User Group Disco, 2009 (still)


Elizabeth Price's intricate video works emerge from extensive periods of research and production. Pulling together threads of seemingly disparate subject matter, images and sounds are culled from both archival and contemporary sources and reassembled into startling news formations through scalpel-sharp editing. Recurrent themes include the shaping of knowledge and distribution of power and the complex relationship between the two. Specifically controlling the experience of her work, Price's films are often shown in carefully designed environments. Price creates arenas of ideas in which each detail acts as a signal to a network of concepts that feel both tangible yet strange.