SUNLIGHT, Elizabeth Price’s new large-scale video installation draws on historic slide imagery of the Sun. SUNLIGHT is Price’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery since winning the Turner Prize in 2012 and developed as part of her Invisible Dust residency with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).
SUNLIGHT is on from 30 September to 28 December in Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea.
Elizabeth Price, winner of the Turner prize 2012, is the first ever artist in residence with RAL with space scientist Dr Hugh Mortimer supported by the Leverhulme Trust. Price is working with Dr Mortimer and exploring his research, the Rutherford Appleton Space archive, video footage and photographs and is producing this new work, which will evolve in 2014.
Her artwork has often recreated environments or drawn from historical archives and she is spending over a year at RAL exploring Space research. Her residency is focusing on solar imagery and an archive of photographs scientists have taken of the sun since 1900.
Writers, artists and filmmakers from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke to Stanley Kubrick have been inspired by space and our place in the Universe. Many other Space research organisations have created artists’ residencies such as NASA’s space programme; which has included artists Laurie Anderson and Tomas Saraceno.
Invisible Waves Schools programme
We produced a schools programme, Invisible Waves, with Hounsdown Secondary School in Southampton to accompany Elizabeth Price’s residency at RAL. This has provided young people with an imaginative and stimulating way of engaging with Space Science and Climate Change.
Info on Dr Mortimer’s earth observation
More info about Elizabeth Price’s work at her gallery MOTInternational.