Verity-Jane Keefe

  1. A new video work as a result of a month long residency at Number 76 Chatsworth Road, hosted by Measrure. (http://measure.org.uk/exhibitions/thems-please-des-hughes/artist-in-residence/)

    The video focus' on the physical fabric of 76 Chatsworth Road, documenting details of the building that reveal it’s 140 year history, the sounds, the foibles and the remains of A E Barrow newsagents and the flat that the shopkeepers lived in. If the building is taken as a series of frozen moments, these moments will be shown alongside a constructed a soundtrack from excerpts of the British sitcom “Open All Hours”. The fictional shop in the sitcom and the remains of 76 Chatsworth Road both represent a specific time in the history of the British high street.

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  2. “Print(ed) Matters" is a cinematic portrait of the process of print in Hackney Wick.

    The Hackney Wick and Fish Island area is a rich tapestry of both artist and industrial production. The film makes visible the often invisible industry within the area, focusing on the chain of print: printing to finishing to distribution, whilst exploring both the similarity between art practise and industry, and the process of production and making.

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  4. A short film made during a three week residency in Shanghai hosted by Shanghai University of Fine Arts and Kingston University.

    Again this film explores how we as artists are able to communicate with our skills instead of language.
    I koined the local choir, where I was taught how to sing a peking Opera song, by copying the other members words and gestures.

    This was screened in the estate's public square.

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  5. A short film made during a three week residency in Shanghai hosted by Shanghai University of Fine Arts and Kingston University.

    I am taught how to knit Chinese style by the women that I met in the photographic processing and lottery shop. The shop recently made someone a millionaire through the lottery so it had been renamed the lucky shop by the locals.
    The Interplay between communism and capitalism is probed as the women move seamlessly from the hand that creates to the hand that makes millionaires.

    I was interested in using craft and my skills as an artist as an alternative language of communication.

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Verity-Jane Keefe

verity-jane keefe

verityjanekeefe.co.uk
I am a visual artist, working predominantly within the public realm, using moving image and installation based work to explore the complex relationships between people and place, and the idea of the landscape as museum. I am interested…


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verityjanekeefe.co.uk
I am a visual artist, working predominantly within the public realm, using moving image and installation based work to explore the complex relationships between people and place, and the idea of the landscape as museum. I am interested in the role of the artist within urban regeneration and how experiential practice can touch upon and raise ambitions of existing and invisible communities. Research is at the heart of my practise, which I feel is of paramount importance in the evolution of a project: how a thought turns into a thing underpins much of my work.

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