Baroque choir stalls, Cosmostar radio alarm – between historicity and updating: the utensils filmed by Elizabeth Price conceptualize different forms of community, an interplay between modes of utility, being made, the character of being a sign and improvisation.
Following on from his study Kinematografisches Handeln. Von den Filmavantgarden zum
Ausstellungsfilm(Acting Cinematographically. From filmic avantgarde to exhibition film) Rainer Bellenbaum talks with Elizabeth Price about her video The Woolworths Choir of 1979 and User Group Disco. An additional attraction and challenge for this discussion is provided by Hollis Frampton’s avantgarde classic, nostalgia.
Elizabeth Price, User Group Disco, 2009, 15 min
Hollis Frampton, nostalgia, 1971, 35 min
Elizabeth Price, The Woolworths Choir of 1979, 2012, 18 min
Presented by Elizabeth Price and Rainer Bellenbaum.
Elizabeth Price lives in London. Exhibitions/Festivals (selection):
HERE, BALTIC – Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2012); Rotterdam International Film Festival (2011); Perfect Courses and Glistening Obstacles, Tate Britain, London (2010).
Rainer Bellenbaum is an author, critic and filmmaker. He lives in Berlin.