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Elizabeth Price: The Annual Contemporary Art Society Award

18 Mar 2016 to 15 May 2016

Elizabeth Price, winner of the 2013 Contemporary Art Society Award, has created a new work in response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums.

The new commission is a twenty minute, two-screen digital video which employs the museumsí photographic and graphic archives. It is a fiction, set to melody and percussion, which is narrated by a Ďchorusí of museum administrators who are organising the records of Arthur Evansís excavation of the Cretan city of Knossos. The administrators use Evansís extraordinary documents and photographs to figuratively reconstruct the Knossos Labyrinth within the museumís computer server. They then imagine its involuted space as a virtual chamber through which museum objects digitally flow, clatter and cascade.

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