Linder, born 1954, UK
Linder is an internationally celebrated artist who brings together the languages of graphic design, popular culture, high fashion and fine art in the production of collages, performances and installation. Initially playing a key part in the 1970s punk scene in Manchester, Linder is widely known as the creator of the photomontage used for the Buzzcocks’ debut single Orgasm Addict 1977.
For Tate St Ives, Linder brings together a group of her own collages with the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth. Drawing on her research into Hepworth’s life and work, Linder reveals aspects of performance and politics in Hepworth’s sculpture, through parallels to her own radical, feminist practice. Alongside the exhibition, a video of a new ballet, The Ultimate Form, will also be screened. Choreographed by Linder and Kenneth Tindall of Northern Ballet, and performed by Northern Ballet, it is based on Hepworth’s monumental sculptural work The Family of Man 1970 and features costumes created by cult fashion designer Pam Hogg and a new score by Stuart McCallum.