A is to D: The Lot

Heather Phillipson

FLUX NIGHT 2013 Curated Project

Saturday, October 5 7 pm to midnight

Castleberry Hill Arts District


Situated on a disused parking lot, the video is projected before a suite of rental cars, referencing the drive-in movie theater. Seated within the vehicle, the viewer adopts the in-car position of the video’s camera. Shot inside a car-wash, a bathtub, Modernist buildings, and the human body, and combining pop music, internet footage, and the sound of internal monologue, A Is to D: The Lot undertakes an odyssey between language and architecture. Departing from two interchangeable words and two interchangeable locations, the mouth becomes the central byway, a cavity for language and sensual experience.

Heather Phillipson is based in London, UK. She works across video, sculpture, sound, text and live events. Forthcoming and recent solo exhibitions include: Heather Phillipson, Bunker 259, New York (2014); yes, surprising is existence in the post-vegetal cosmorama, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK; immediately and for a short time balloons weapons too-tight clothing worries of all kinds, LOOP Art Fair with Rowing Projects, Barcelona; Splashy Phasings, Random Acts, Channel 4 television; and Zabludowicz Invites: Heather Phillipson, Zabludowicz Collection, London (all 2013). Recent group exhibitions and events include: WE OBJECT! Aid & Abet, Cambridge, 2013; Verging on the Absurd, Contemporary Arts Society, London, 2013; PLAY, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2013; LOCO Film Festival, BFI, London, 2013; The Space between Words: Filmic Expansions, Camden Arts Centre, London, 2013; EYE MUSIC FOR DANCING, Flat Time House, London, 2012; The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time, Cubitt, London, 2012; London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2012; Performing as Publishing, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2012. Philipson is also an award-winning poet and was a LUX Associate Artist in 2012.


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