Morag Keil, Untitled, 2015. HD video, colour, no sound, 12 min 11 sec (looped). Courtesy of the artist and Real Fine Arts, New York
Referring to the body and its relationship to the social structure of our day-to-day lives, Keil regularly investigates how our perception of identity is constructed and interpreted. In doing so, she questions how these constructions relate to a late capitalist social and political context.
Her practice is characterised by the use of multiple disciplines; working between performance, installation, sculpture, painting and video. Making use of objects or images which resonate on a subconscious level, Keil creates a direct dialogue between the viewer and the work that plays, in part, with preconceived interpretations and misconceptions. Utilising this uneasy familiarity sets the work at odds with a more recognisable status quo, while often appearing to deceptively flirt with it.
Morag Keil, Leg1, 2015. HD video, colour, no sound, 49 sec (looped). Courtesy of the artist and Real Fine Arts, New York
Morag Keil (born 1985, Edinburgh, Scotland. Lives and works in London.) Recent solo exhibitions include: Would you eat your friends?, Real Fine Arts, New York (2014); Potpourri, Cubitt, London (2013); Palais de Token, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt (2013) and Civil War, Outpost, Norwich (2012).