24 March - 18 August 2017
Working across video, sculpture, drawing, music, text and live events, Heather Phillipson's works stake out an ambiguous territory in which cultural references and emotional responses are mutually contingent and reactive.
For her Annotations commission titled ENDING ALL PARTIES / EXCEPT THE PARTY / WHERE U MEET YOUR OWN BRAIN, Phillipson transposes her methods of collage and conglomeration to the Outset Study. Occupying the wall space with digital collage, drawing and text, Phillipson summons and answers back to current crises - relaying and augmenting feelings and gestures of chronic unease, protest and dissent.
Annotations is a series of artist residencies resulting in new commissions for Outset Study. Supported by Veronique Parke and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
Heather Phillipson has been awarded the Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth commission for 2020.
More info on Annotations here.
Heather Phillipson (b. 1978 London, UK) lives and works in London, UK. Studied at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK (2001); PhD at Central St Martins College of Arts and Design, London (2004); and Middlesex University, UK (2008). Working across video, sculpture, drawing, music, text and live events, Philipson's works stake out an ambiguous territory in which cultural references and emotional responses are mutually contingent and reactive. She is an award-winning poet and has published three volumes of poetry including a pamphlet with Faber & Faber (2009); NOT AN ESSAY (2012); and Instant-flex 718, with Bloodaxe (2013) which was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize ( 2013) and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. She was named a Next Generation Poet (2014) and received Poetry Magazine's Friends of Literature prize (2016) and The Film London Jarman Award (2016). Phillipson was awarded the Fourth Plinth Commission, Trafalgar Square, London, UK (2020).
Select solo projects include Screens Series, New Museum, New York (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); Frieze Projects New York (2016); Images Festival Toronto (2016); 32nd São Paolo Biennale (2016); a commission for the Arts Council Collection's 70th Anniversary (2016); Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2015); the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015); Performa New York (2015); Sheffield Doc/Fest (2015); Opening Times (otdac.org) (2015); Bunker259 (2014); Dundee Contemporary Arts (2014); Serpentine Galleries (2014); and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (2013). Select group exhibitions include L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy (2017); WE OBJECT! Aid & Abet, Cambridge, UK (2013); Verging on the Absurd, Contemporary Arts Society, London, UK (2013); PLAY La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2013); LOCO Film Festival, BFI, London (2013); The Space between Words: Filmic Expansions, Camden Arts Centre, London (2013); Eye Music For Dancing, Flat Time House, London (2012); London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012); and Performing as Publishing, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2012).