First major solo show by British video-maker Elizabeth Price at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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GATESHEAD.- BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art presents the first major solo show by British video-maker Elizabeth Price. The exhibition comprises of three works: Choir 2011, shown for the first time in its entirety, User Group Disco 2009 and the new West Hinder 2012. Price creates dense and immersive video installations that bring together image, text and music in apocalyptic, phantasmagorical narratives. She uses existing bodies of historical material to generate fantasy stories, drawing upon archives of photography, film and collections of artefacts. In each work the narration, delivered through onscreen rolling text, is also derived from existing sources – information produced by corporations and public institutions along with texts from philosophical essays, advertising scripts and literary stories. Choir 2011 is a trilogy of videos that draws on three very different archives of photography and digital film. Throughout