Bringing together many new and acclaimed works – including drawings, sculpture and video – this exhibition engages with Elizabeth Price’s pre-occupations of technology, history, politics and pop music.
A new trilogy of video works, SLOW DANS – which includes the FVU commission FELT TIP – will be premiered and her Turner Prize winning THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979, remembering that fatal fire in Manchester, will be shown in the city for the first time. Join us for the preview on Thursday 24 October, 6–8pm.
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.