Duration: 15 minutes
Edition 1/3 + 2 APs
User Group Disco (2009) is a 15-minute high definition video by acclaimed British artist, Elizabeth Price.
This important work is the second piece in a trilogy forming part of an on-going series which navigates the
notional architecture and collection of a fictional museum, with this work being the `Hall of Sculptures’.
There are however no conventional sculptures in this museum, just as there are no people and no visible
spatial environments or architectures; simply the debris of rotating and pirouetting objects, utensils and
ornaments in a black void. The choreography of these sculptures is accompanied by a pulsating sound
track and text statements, collaged from celebrated male authors, which collapse the distinctions between
art objects and social history artefacts, and the strange and compulsive desires of consumerism. In doing
so, they draw attention to the way in which objects are classified, displayed and given status and meaning
in museological systems, offering a prism through which to understand human civilisation.
Represented by MOT International, London