Watch a teaser of Heather Phillipson's Project for Frieze New York 2016
For Frieze Projects at Frieze New York, artist and poet Heather Phillipson (b. 1978, London, UK. Lives and works in London, UK) composes a new multimedia work interspersed throughout the fair, which incorporates repeated sculptural motifs that interplay with video, audio and text. For this project, Phillipson imagines the structure of the fair as a giant, chopped-up human spinal cord beseiged by mutated dogs and screens, describing the intersecting bodies as 'a clash of nervous systems - dismembered, dissected and flung down on Randall's Island.'
Heather Phillipson has recently held solo shows at Schirn, Frankfurt; Performa, New York; 14th Istanbul Biennial; Sheffield Doc/Fest (all 2015), the Serpentine Gallery, London; Dundee Contemporary Arts (2014), and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2013). Forthcoming solo shows include the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Images Festival, Toronto and the 32nd Sao Paolo Biennale (all 2016). Phillipson is also an award-winning poet.