Elizabeth Price, Lucy Raven, and curator Pavel Pyś discuss the role that archival research, image production, and appropriation play in the artists’ practices. Price’s new exhibition was conceived in response to the architecture and history of the Walker’s gallery, and includes two new moving image works, FELT TIPP and KOHL (both 2018), together marking the artist’s first commission for a US museum.
Elizabeth Price (UK, b. 1966) creates immersive video installations that incorporate digital text and music. She is a recipient of the 2012 Turner Prize and in 2016 she received the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award. Her work has been exhibited around Europe and the United states, including at Tate Britain, London; New Museum, New York; Contemporary Art Society, London; and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin.
Lucy Raven (US, b. 1977) creates work grounded in animation and the moving image, but her multidisciplinary practice also incorporates still photography, installation, sound, and performative lecture. Her work deploys image-making processes used in contemporary filmmaking, which often hide the underlying labor in order to investigate the impact of industrial systems and technology within a global infrastructure.