Phil Collins
«Free Fotolab»

10th June – 13th August 2006

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Phil Collins «Free Fotolab», exhibition view, 2006. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

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Phil Collins «Free Fotolab», exhibition view, 2006. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

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Phil Collins, Britney, 2006. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

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Phil Collins «Free Fotolab», exhibition view, 2006. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

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Phil Collins «Free Fotolab», exhibition view, 2006. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

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Phil Collins «Free Fotolab», exhibition view, 2006. Photo: Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

In recent years, British artist Phil Collins has lived and worked in numerous locations, including Belfast, Belgrade, Baghdad, and Bogotá. Best known for his work in video, photography and video installation, Collins’ practice often revolves around convocation of individuals. Through choreographing seemingly playful situations and inviting his subjects to actively participate in the creative process of representation, Collins subtly challenges the documentary medium while retaining an incisive political and social dimension.

 

Recent projects include a disco-dance marathon in Ramallah, the re-recording of a Smiths album in Bogotá with local musicians to produce a karaoke machine for fans, and an on-going series of portraits of art professionals taken immediately after being slapped around the face by the artist.

 

In cooperation with Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes

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