Elizabeth Price's new FVU commission FELT TIP premieres in an exhibition alongside companion work KOHL at the Walker Art Center, and makes its UK Premiere at Nottingham Contemporary.
Projected vertically, floor to ceiling at more than 20 feet, FELT TIP focuses on design motifs of men’s neckties from the 1970s and ’80s with patterns that evoke electronic networks and digital systems. Exploring the tie as both a sign of professional distinction and a sexually charged object, the work weaves together narratives of early computer technologies in the workplace and the gendered distinctions of its workforce. Read more about FELT TIP.
In KOHL, four fictional characters tell stories related to coal: its link to ink, writing, and the archive as well as its uses as a source of fuel and a cosmetic. Seen together, Price’s new works take motifs of dress and body adornment to reflect upon the relationship between the material and digital, sites of labour, and markers of class.
To mark the opening of the exhibition at Walker Art Center, Elizabeth Price is in conversation with New York based moving image artist Lucy Raven at 12 noon on 8 December 2018.