KEEM is a collaboration between artists Kate Elliott and Emma McGarry. It was established in 2011, as an exploration into the nature of collaboration. Through methodology, ongoing discussion and debate, KEEM produces work which continuously questions subjectivity, materiality and identity.


Friday, 9 November 2012

A Chain of Wooded Mountains - installation photos

A Chain of Wooded Mountains at Long White Cloud Gallery, 151 Hackney Road, London, E2 8JL 
Exhibition dates: 1 November – 12 November

Click here for further information about the project.


This is a KEEM exhibition, featuring as part of Photomonth 2012

With many thanks to Eva Eicker and Karen McQuaid for their curatorial advice and assistance.   

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Private View: A Chain of Wooded Mountains

On Thursday 1 November the KEEM exhibition A Chain of Wooded Mountains opened at Long White Cloud Gallery as part of Photomonth 2012.  The exhibition continues until 12 November. Installation shots to follow...


Press Release: 
Last October KEEM travelled to the Balkans, taking 3 cameras and shooting 1237 photographs in 10 days. What happens when two people take the same trip, see the same things, and hold the same cameras? When does the memory of physically taking a photograph merge into the memory of the image produced? Through the amalgamation of two individuals' memories, boundaries start to blur, and lines start to cross over. 
 
There are common themes that run throughout the images, bringing elements of the individual practice of each of the KEEM artists to the forefront: the body, people in the landscape, architecture, the presence of two individuals, an intimate relationship.

Both members of KEEM have made a personal edit of 80 images from the original 1237 photographs. Here, they have selected a series of diptychs previously undisclosed to each other. The act of editing has taken on the same importance as the initial act of taking the photographs - opening up the first chance for conversation, comparison and influence.

Long White Cloud Gallery 151 Hackney Road, London, E2 8JL
Exhibition dates: 1 November – 12 November

Monday, 8 October 2012

Exhibition: A Chain of Wooded Mountains

In under a month KEEM will be showing the next installment of A Chain of Wooded Mountains at Long White Cloud 151 Hackney Road, E2 8JL, as part of Photomonth 2012.

Both members of KEEM have made a personal edit of 80 images from the original 1237 photographs they took during a trip to the Balkans last year. For this exhibition, they will select and display a series of diptychs previously undisclosed to each other - opening up the first chance for conversation, comparison and influence.




Exhibition dates: 01 Nov - 14 Nov
Private View: Thursday 1st November 6pm

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7am-6pm & Sat - Sun 8am-5pm
Hoxton Overground or Buses 55, 48, 28  

Friday, 5 October 2012

The Postcard Project

Earlier this year KEEM went to Kiev for the city's first Biennale of Contemporary Art. Whilst there they searched the city for scenes from archetypal postcard imagery. Through performance and montage they then intercepted these scenes, creating two personalised versions of the generic postcard.

The Postcard Project, 2012


The postcards are being sent to Kiev for free distribution. 

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Exhibition: The Landscape

The Landscape from the project Time stands still when I think of you

Kate Elliott from KEEM is currently showing a new site-specific work - The Landscape - as part of the Patio Projects programme, at WW Project Space, 30 Queensdown Road E5 8NN (2nd August - 2nd September)

Click here for more details. 

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The World in London

 Tigana Wesa Sari

Last year Kate Elliott from KEEM was commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery to take a portrait for The World in London - a public art project which set out to bring together 204 portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from a different nation competing at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The portraits are being exhibited as large-scale posters in Victoria Park, East London (27 July - 12 August) and on the windows of Park House, on Oxford Street in Central London (27 July - 9 September). 

Click here for further information about the project.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Exhibition: Other People's Gardens

 2 images from the series Other People's Gardens

Emma McGarry from KEEM is exhibiting her Hackney-based project Other People's Gardens at TIN CAFÉ, 1 Middleton Road, Dalston, London from 1st July - 15th September

Click here for further information about the project.



Saturday, 12 May 2012

Friday, 13 April 2012

Super 8 Cam - Emma



Starting with your left foot, the camera - and my eyes - trace the outline of your body. We never loose contact with your skin. Moving slowly up the outside of your left leg, along your body, we travel along your left arm, over your fingertips and back along the top of your arm towards your neck. We push up and through your hair, over your head and back down towards your right shoulder. We move out along the top of your right arm, over your fingertips and back towards your body. We pause before moving down. Past your breast we take in your side and then the film runs out...

Showing as part of Fringe!   
Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland Road, London E8 2PB, 12 - 15 April 2012, 12 - 6pm

Monday, 19 March 2012

EXHIBITION: SUPER 8 CAM

Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland Road, London E8 2PB, 12 - 15 April 2012
(Private View 12 April, 8pm-10pm) 
 A series of six intimate portraits by local artists Antonio da Silva, KEEM, Konstantinos Menelaou, Marie Schuller, Jason Bradbury and Mei Chan shot in Super 8. Artists were given a brief to create a personal moment between themselves and the subject of their affection/obsession. The video pieces document the relationship between artist and subject as well as exploring the gaze of the viewer taking the viewpoint of the artist. A film camera has the ability to grant power to the filmographer and by proxy the viewer, and put the subject in a vulnerable position. However when the role play is on equal terms then the game becomes an intense erotic experience. Each portrait was shot to give the process of filming the same importance as the subject being filmed and thus expose the filmmaker as much as the subject. The result are six video pieces that are exhibited without any editing, no post production alterations and no sound.

A Fringe! commission, curated by Konstantinos Menelaou.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Kennington

Last summer KEEM placed a loaded film camera in each of their homes.  Over the course of the Summer they filled the frames.  Sometimes with each other, sometimes in front of each other, and sometimes alone, without the other knowing.  The first roll of developed film was made into the publication, Kennington. Here are a few images from the book.





Sunday, 11 March 2012

Super 8 film for FRINGE!

At the beginning of March KEEM was commissioned to produce a short film for FRINGE! the East London Gay Film Festival 2012, using a Super 8 camera. The film is currently being processed in Germany, and will be exhibited during the festival in April - more details to follow soon.


Thursday, 8 March 2012

A Chain of Wooded Mountains

Last October KEEM travelled to the Balkans, taking 3 cameras and shooting 1237 photographs in 10 days.


What happens when two people take the same trip, hold the same cameras, and then reflect separately?

The first step of the project involves each of KEEM making a personal edit of 80 images from the original 1237 images. The end results will be displayed in a double publication.