Elizabeth Orr at PYLON-Lab

Artist: Elizabeth Orr

Exhibition title: Vivid

Venue: PYLON-Lab, Dresden, Germany

Date: June 21 – July 29, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and PYLON-Lab, Dresden

PYLON-Lab proudly presents the solo exhibition „Vivid“ by artist and filmmaker Elizabeth Orr, opening on June 21st, 2018.

Elizabeth Orr will present her film „MT RUSH” as an installation, accompanied by a series of new sculptural works for the exhibition.

In the presented works, Orr extends the word vivid to visuality and also linguistics.

„MT RUSH” (2016), is a layered reflection of social phenomena and their structural composition. As a near-future science fiction video, the film chronicles a Mount Rushmore National Park ranger’s struggle with an overload of incoming fundraising emails, in the course of the United States presidential election of 2016. The film exposes the invasive manner of language and use of technology in the light of campaigning and fundraising during the election. Orr visualises an user interface that is omnipresent in the everyday life of the film’s protagonist, exemplifying an increasingly connected society in the current digital age.

The trailer of “MT RUSH” can be found via the link below.

Orr’s interdisciplinary work resonates a performative character in order to create dialogue, which stems from an underlying, yet undeniable element of theatricality. As its given conventions in theatre, this element reflects on a distinct selection of materiality and context as they occur in Orr’s works. Both are serving as a casting – not to put on a show -, but to reflect social structures, by means of mirroring the hyperbolic nature of modern society’s issues like power, influence and ethics.

Elizabeth Orr (*1984), who lives and works in New York, USA, has presented her work in numerous international exhibitions and is – apart from teaching and lecturing in several institutions – involved in different art projects like reviving her father Eric Orr’s light and stage set for „Five Sisters“, or her collaborations with artists Micah Angelus and Emma Hedditch.

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Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, exhibition view, PYLON-Lab, Dresden

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, exhibition view, PYLON-Lab, Dresden

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, exhibition view, PYLON-Lab, Dresden

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, 06:31 min, HD video, loop, video projection: 200 x 150 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, 06:31 min, HD video, loop, video projection: 200 x 150 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Curtain 3, 2018, digital print on pvc mesh, pvc mesh, 220 x 140 x 20 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Curtain 3, 2018, digital print on pvc mesh, pvc mesh, 220 x 140 x 20 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Curtain 1, 2018, digital print on pvc mesh, pvc mesh, 145 x 45 x 35 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Curtain 1, 2018, digital print on pvc mesh, pvc mesh, 145 x 45 x 35 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, exhibition view, PYLON-Lab, Dresden

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, exhibition view, PYLON-Lab, Dresden

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, exhibition view, PYLON-Lab, Dresden

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, 06:31 min, HD video, loop, video projection: 200 x 150 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, 06:31 min, HD video, loop, video projection: 200 x 150 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, exhibition view, PYLON-Lab, Dresden

Elizabeth Orr, Curtain 1, 2018, digital print on pvc mesh, pvc mesh, 145 x 45 x 35 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, exhibition view, PYLON-Lab, Dresden

Elizabeth Orr, MT RUSH, 2016, 40:16 min, HD video, loop, video projection: 350 x 197 cm

Elizabeth Orr, Vivid, 2018, exhibition view, PYLON-Lab, Dresden

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