The London-based artist reimagined the sinuous, serpentine shape of the fair's structure as a giant spinal cord
Artist and poet Heather Phillipson (b. 1978, London, UK. Lives and works in London, UK) composed a new multimedia work interspersed throughout the fair, which incorporated repeated sculptural motifs that interplayed with video, audio and text. For this project, Phillipson imagined 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.'
Watch a Teaser from Heather Phillipson's Project, 100% Other Fibres
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.