Together, these works offer insight into Keil’s investigations surrounding the impact of data-capitalism and digital technologies on contemporary subjectivities, while acknowledging how these are affected by the precarity of everyday realities.
Keil works across installation, film, painting and drawing, and often collaborates with fellow artists. Her work frequently adopts a lo-fi, pared-back aesthetic, incorporating everyday objects and found materials alongside digital innovations that affect domestic life, such as home automation.
Within many of the works in this exhibition, Keil appropriates and re-presents aspects of branding strategies from advertisements and social media platforms to investigate and expose pervasive techniques for influencing consumerist desire. She also foregrounds and subverts visual and aural strategies exploited in computer gaming or commercial environments in order to manipulate behaviour in ways premised on cliched notions of how gender is performed.
Screening daily in Cinema 2 at 12:30pm:
Morag Keil and Georgie Nettell, Questionnaire, 2017/19
Digital video, re-edited as single-channel, 56 min. Courtesy of the artists and Project Native Informant, London. Originally commissioned by Yale Union, Portland
Questionnaire is a film made by Morag Keil and Georgie Nettell that was originally commissioned for a shared exhibition at Yale Union, Portland in 2017. Previously displayed as fifteen videos which screened simultaneously on separate monitors, the work has been re-edited as a single-channel video to be screened as part of the exhibition Morag Keil: Moarg Kiel.