WHAT’S THE DAMAGE is a proposition and provocation, answering back to ongoing crises under white patriarchy, relaying and augmenting feelings and gestures of chronic unease, protest and dissent. 

Phillipson’s summons and riposte is given vital form through representations of the most livid and enriched substance, menstrual blood, rising up against leadership circle-jerks, over-groomed toupees, environmental catastrophes, weeping vortexes, seared orang-utans, animal-fat banknotes, and advancing supermoons, pizzas and drones. WHAT’S THE DAMAGE layers multiple digital and physical primal, intergalactic scenes, until, maybe, the whole world is dyed the same potent hue, even the sky.

About Heather Phillipson

Heather Phillipson works across video, sculpture, music, drawing and poetry. Her forthcoming projects include the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, in 2020, a new online commission for Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, a sculptural commission for Art on the Underground's flagship site at Gloucester Road and a major solo show at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, all in 2018. Recent solo projects include: Screens Series, New Museum, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Frieze Projects New York; 32nd São Paulo Biennale, Brazil; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the 14th Istanbul Biennial and Performa New York. Phillipson is also an award-winning poet and has published three volumes of poetry. She was named a Next Generation Poet in 2014, received Poetry magazine's Friends of Literature prize in 2016, and writes a regular column for ArtReview magazine. She received the Film London Jarman Award in 2016.

Selected filmography

of Violence (2017), everything slapped & candied & opening (2017), WHAT’S THE DAMAGE (2017), TRUE TO SIZE (2016), 100% OTHER FIBRES (2016), COMMISERATIONS! (2015), FINAL DAYS (2015), SERIOUS TRACTION (2015), put the goat in the goat boat (2014), polyrhythmic swim-time in a bath of un-spilled feelings (2014), immediately and for a short time balloons weapons too-tight clothing worries of all kinds (2013), cardiovascular vernacular (2013), Catastrophicephaleconomy (2012), Zero-point Garbage Matte (2012), Medico-Musico-Metaphysico (2012), A Is to D What E Is to H (2011), THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL (2011)