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Fiona Banner - The Vanity Press

July 24, 2013 by Kay

2 August - 27 September 2013

Summerhall, Edinburgh,

Edinburgh Art Festival

In this solo exhibition Fiona Banner focuses on performance, premiering new film works and experimental publications, which deploy a pseudo-formality that is at once playful and provocative.  She shows three films - Mirror, based on a performance with actress Samantha Morton (a kind of verbal striptease), Jane's which parodies the hubris of sculpture making and Chinook in which a Chinook helicopter performs an absurd yet beautiful aerial ballet. Banner also presents two new hand-modelled neon works and sculptural publications.

Fiona Banner, film still from Chinook, 2013

Publishing, in its broadest sense, is at the heart of Fiona Banner's practice. In 1997 she started the imprint 'The Vanity Press', and has since published many books with related objects and performances. These works range from a catalogue of newspaper clippings of All the World's Fighter Planes, to submitting her personal ISBN number to the British Library, effectively publishing herself as a book. Her publications often question the notion of authorship and copyright. For Banner, the act of publishing is itself a performative one.