Laura Phillips presents a screening of artists films which extends ideas addressed in Phillips’ inaugural solo show ‘I felt like the sound of a harp’. This programme includes works that have influenced Phillips’ practice and question ideas of subjectivity, subcultures and dissociative states.
Phillips’ work investigates obsolescence and precarity as narrative devices. Questions about how we come to know an object; its temperament, texture, colour, hue and smell. The work aims to explore the complexity of resonance and incongruence between sound/image, often using a mixture of photochemical processes, found sounds and digital imagery. Recent performances include live editing of her video and 16mm prints in a dialogical performance with the musicians Viridian. Key structures to the work include improvisation, polyphony, and collaboration.