in Frieze | 21 APR 16


Watch a teaser of Heather Phillipson's Project for Frieze New York 2016

in Frieze | 21 APR 16

For Frieze Projects at Frieze New York, artist and poet Heather Phillipson (b. 1978, London, UK. Lives and works in London, UK) composes a new multimedia work interspersed throughout the fair, which incorporates repeated sculptural motifs that interplay with video, audio and text. For this project, Phillipson imagines the structure of the fair as a giant, chopped-up human spinal cord beseiged by mutated dogs and screens, describing the intersecting bodies as 'a clash of nervous systems - dismembered, dissected and flung down on Randall's Island.'

Heather Phillipson has recently held solo shows at Schirn, Frankfurt; Performa, New York; 14th Istanbul Biennial; Sheffield Doc/Fest (all 2015), the Serpentine Gallery, London; Dundee Contemporary Arts (2014), and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2013). Forthcoming solo shows include the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Images Festival, Toronto and the 32nd Sao Paolo Biennale (all 2016). Phillipson is also an award-winning poet.

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