Choir (Parts 1 & 2)

2011

Price, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Price works predominantly 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. The conceptual proposition of 'Choir (Parts 1&2)' is to consider the formal assembly process of video editing - the relation between the timeline and the cache/ archive as a simile for the relationship between score and choir in polyphonic musical and dramatic form.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 9 minutes 5seconds
  • Edition: 1 of 3 + 2AP
  • Material description: HD video
  • Credit line: © the artist. Choir (Parts 1 & 2) was devised while Elizabeth Price held the Arts Council England Helen Chadwick Fellowship at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, St. John's College, Oxford and British School at Rome in 2010-11. The final production was supported by Creative Scotland and the University of Oxford and assisted by the BBC Motion Gallery, BRE Global, National Monuments Record and North West Film Archive.
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC10/2011

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