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Tannery Arts is a small, independent charity concerned with supporting the professional development of emerging and established artists through the provision of affordable studios, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, generate partnerships with local authorities, private property owners and social housing organisations as well as engage in learning activities.
For the first time in Germany, the internationally renowned British artist and award-winning poet, Heather Phillipson presents a multimedia installation within the scope of a solo exhibition. Phillipson, who has already had successful shows in cities such as London, Paris, and Basel, has specifically developed a presentation for the Schirn Kunsthalle freely accessible Rotunda.
Video plays a key role in her works, which she enhances with the use of photographs, objects, performance, sound, and voice to become installations for the purpose of addressing several senses simultaneously.
As the recipient of numerous awards for her writing, Phillipson moreover uses language to counter the reputedly overwhelming power and complexity of digital image information. For her, it constitutes the starting point for possible new creations, both material as well as immaterial.
The poetic interplay between language and image gives rise to a new look at the objects that surround people and have an impact on their everyday lives. Phillipson relies on the artist principle of combination, which allows her to produce contemporary disguises of a real and virtual reality.
Includes an interview between Matthias Ulrich and Heather Phillipson.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Heather Phillipson: EAT HEREat Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 20 November 2015 – 7 February 2016.
English and German text.
Dimensions: 22 x 16 cm