Artist Elizabeth Price has won the 2012 Turner Prize for her 20-minute video work about the 1979 fire in a Woolsworth department store in Manchester that killed 10 people.
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The focus and drive of Price’s work, the cutting and the atmosphere, mark her out. There are silences, bursts of music, a terrific play of words and images, and switches in tempo that take us from an analysis of church architecture to a reconstruction of the fire itself by the Manchester authorities. Her use of footage from the fire itself never feels voyeuristic or meritricious. She does a great deal in 20 minutes.
The award was presented to Ms. Price by Jude Law at the Tate Britain in London.
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