Morag Keil @ Life Gallery, Mar 3

, 3 March 2014

For the last show at its current location in Peckham, London’s Life presents a solo exhibition by Morag Keil, March 3.

Either unofficially titled With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility or simply the sole text, the  accompanying YouTube videos-as-press release features disembodied hands painting two L1fe residents’ torsos, dismembered by the frame, with said expression in black paint.

Considering Keil’s concerns with visibility, violence and commodification, it makes you think about the power of mediation anyone with a broadband connection possesses and the use (or lack there of) they put it to.

That’s especially when you consider the L1fe website exhibition page, presented with a simulated piano cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ ft. Mikky Ekko via LittleTranscriber, with its original lyrics, “I threw my hands in the air, said, ‘show me something’,” dissolving into digitised sound.

See the Life website for details. **