April 3rd, 2010 - April 25th, 2010
So I am writing Morag’s press release, trying really hard to get Vimeo to work on my computer, but only getting Where Are You Going in a continual series of terribly disjointed frames, and I started wandering outside of the narrative and thinking instead about this kind of beautiful, transcendent relationship that exists between you and how much it is inflected on everything that goes around it. And I felt kind of swept away by the sublime nature of it.
That is all.
The exhibition is about the construction of a self, taking as a starting point the narrative of Keil’s 2009 film Where Are You Going. Appropriating different display methods and cultural references, the show’s objects are separated from their original functionality or context, causing an uncanny reflex in the viewer. Exploring Keil’s interest in the conscious state, the objects question whether the notion of identity can exist individually or rather that the self is experienced as a set of collective memories available to all.
Morag Keil is an artist based in London she studied painting and printmaking at Glasgow School of Art and completed her MA at Chelsea College of Art in 2009. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. This is her first solo exhibition in the UK.