Curated by Oriane Durand, the solo exhibition threads the murder of Versace, police helicopters and the red marble clad lobby of Dortmund’s Unique Hotel in an site-specific installation of drawings, sculpture and performance as video. The arrangement of objects (including plastic, foil, plaster, Jesmonite, acrylic varnish, papier-mâché, found objects and aquarium decoration) are scattered across the gallery floor and elliptical forms float beneath a layer of transparent plastic.
Keogh explores how “surface and texture can transmit narrative, and how narrative can metamorphose matter into new forms, make history haptic, tangible and malleable. The borders of the works’ own categories are flexed, permeated, or morphed into breathable membranes. Paintings become photographs, photographs become sculptures, sculptures become props in a performance which scramble and re-scramble these categories.”**
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