Sam Keogh IMMA Residency
Thursday 22nd February, 2018
Sam Keogh is currently undertaking a Production Residency to work on a new commission by EVA International supported through the Arts Council Ireland’s Open Call programme
The large-scale mixed-media installation will provide a set for a series of live performances, resembling a TED talk or a sales pitch. Taking the form of a spaceship’s control panel, the work will evoke complex and alien technologies of the near future, taking on ideas of masculinity, technological culture, and future fantasy.
Sam Keogh (b. 1985, Ireland) is currently in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin producing a new work for EVA International. Keogh works with installation, sculpture, performance, drawing and collage. In recent work, installations are built to facilitate performances. The work aims to produce an intimate encounter with a grotesque extrapolation of a recognizable image, figure or myth including Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch, to a 2000 year old Irish 'bog body', and the myth of Medusa. Solo exhibitions include: Eurocopter EC135, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany (2016); Four Fold, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, (2015); Mop, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2013); and Terrestris, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: Dark Water: Dead of the Night and A---Z, Dilston Groove, London; Hmmm, London; and Something to Be Scared of II, Syndk, Cologne (2017).