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Phil Collins

  • Raisbeck Performance Hall 2015 Boren Avenue Seattle, WA, 98121 United States (map)


Raisbeck Performance Hall

Looped video screens Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM.

Phil Collins

Tomorrow Is Always Too Long
82 minutes
Great Britain


Phil Collins

Combining documentary, musical, animation, and television, Scottish artist Phil Collins creates an imaginary media landscape in Glasgow. Scenes of ordinary people bursting into song - part of a song cycle by Welsh pop start Cate Le Bon, accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra - are punctuated by campy public-access broadcasts on current topics, and short animations by Matthew Robins. Glaswegians in various communities helped to create the scenes in this work about the intersection of public institutions, the digital age, and ordinary life.

Phil Collins was born in 1970 in Runcorn, England. Collins is a video and installation artist who lives and works in Berlin and Cologne, Germany. He attended the University of Manchester (1994) and the University of Ulster in Belfast, UK (1999). Phil Collins’ diverse practice examines the act of image-making through a close engagement with place and communities around the globe. Collins was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and Artes Mundi Prize in 2012 and received the Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts (2001). Phil Collins’ work has been exhibited at the British Film Institute in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Earlier Event: May 14
Kalup Linzy
Later Event: May 21
Lisa Tan