Elizabeth Price | Turner Prize Winner 2012 | Tate


Elizabeth Price describes her films as moving ‘from something that looks like a PowerPoint lecture, to something that looks like an infomercial to something that feels like a cinematic melodrama’.

For the 2012 Turner Prize exhibition, Price presented her video installation THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979 2012. Comprising three parts, the video brings together distinct bodies of material into a dissonant assembly; photographs of church architecture, internet clips of pop performances and news footage of a notorious fire in a Woolworths furniture department in 1979.

The film weaves together existing archives of text, image and sound to create video installations that drift between social history and fantasy.

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