61 Westminster Bridge
5th July to 14th September 2018
Private View: 12th July 2018
txtʃərz is a two-channel HD video work. The narrative is a satirical, futurological story, set in a time and culture close to our own. It concerns a contagion of elective muteness that spreads rapidly through certain professional classes. As a proxy for speech those affected make and wear elaborate monochrome costumes and perform absurd and profane rituals. The story is delivered by a group of academic authors, writing about the phenomena, who dispute the origins and meaning of this silence.
Elizabeth Price (b.1966) predominantly works in high-definition digital video with live action, motion graphics, 3D computer animation, and sound. Often beginning with research undertaken in archives and museum collections, Price draws on varying references, such as architectural sites, social and political histories, as well as the language of advertising copy.
In 2012 Price was awarded the Turner Prize for her solo exhibition ‘HERE’ at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. In 2014 she won the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award to create a commission for the Ashmolean Museum, and Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Forthcoming, she will be presenting solo exhibitions at The Walker, Minneapolis in 2018; Nottingham Contemporary