University of Glasgow
Sessions held at both The Glasgow School of Art Reid Lecture Theatre (Friday 24th) and The Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre (Saturday 25th)

UNDERFOOT, the first solo exhibition in Scotland by Elizabeth Price, has been realised as a collaborative project with The Hunterian, Panel, Fiona Jardine (Glasgow School of Art) and Dovecot Studios. It takes the archives of carpet manufacturers Stoddard-Templeton as its point of departure, reflecting on the textile heritage of Glasgow’s industrial age.

For the exhibition, Price has produced two new works. UNDERFOOT is a two-channel video work combining archive imagery, digital animation and musical composition in a scripted narrative, describing a journey which descends various levels of the Mitchell Library through the pile of its carpets to a space where technologies and fantasies co-exist. SAD CARREL is a bespoke textile work, hand-tufted at Dovecot Studios which reworks motifs extrapolated from the famous Mitchell Library carpets in colours and textures that gesture to pressed vinyl and LEDs.

Concurrently at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow (GoMA), Price is showing SLOW DANS, a cycle of three 10-screen videos – KOHLFELT TIP, and THE TEACHERS. These works present a fictional past, parallel present, and imagined future, interweaving compact narratives that explore social and sexual histories and our changing relationship with the material and the digital. Following the presentation at GoMA, FELT TIP will enter the Glasgow Museums’ collection.

SLOW DANS been realised as a partnership between Artangel, Film and Video Umbrella, Nottingham Contemporary, the Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and Glasgow Life Museums with previous iterations of the trilogy shown in Manchester (2019) and London (2020).

Across two days, the UNDERFOOT OVERHEARD symposium explores some of the contexts and themes to which Price’s work on show in Glasgow alludes.

Free to attend - booking required.


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