Master Class: Elizabeth Price

Master Class: Elizabeth Price


Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.

Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.
Tonight: Elizabeth Price
FREE. Booking Recommended.

Elizabeth Price (b.1966) predominantly works in moving image. She uses high-definition digital video, with live action, motion graphics, 3D computer animation and sound. Her work is informed by histories of narrative cinema and experimental film, but more precisely concerned with digital video, and in particular its contemporary heterogeneity as a medium used for navigation, advertising, knowledge organisation as well as cinematic special effects.

Price uses these attributes to explore and dramatically map the value and meaning of cultural artefacts, collections and archives. As such her work can be related to conceptual art and institutional critique. But, whilst she takes up certain formal attributes, and political concerns of those movements, she does not employ their documentary tendencies to narrate artefacts. Instead she uses modes of fiction and fantasy, drawing on artistic and literary surrealism, horror cinema and science fiction.

In 2012 Price was awarded the Turner Prize for her solo exhibition HERE at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. She was featured in the British Art Show 2011, with USER GROUP DISCO (2009, HD video 15 minutes), and has recently had solo presentations at Bloomberg International and Chisenhale Gallery London; The Stedelijk, Amsterdam, The New Museum, New York; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland and the Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal. Price lives and works in London.