Approved: 16.09.2013

Liz Murray

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic

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Approved: 16.09.2013

Liz Murray works with moving image, performance, sound and installation, often in response to site and situation. Inherent within the work is a questioning of how matter, labour, status and authenticity are classified. She is interested in systems of value and in how they are perceived and maintained. Her work often involves a process of salvage. Found, everyday objects and materials of little value

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  • Location: London
 
 

Biography

Liz Murray works with moving image, performance, sound and installation, often in response to site and situation. Inherent within the work is a questioning of how matter, labour, status and authenticity are classified. She is interested in systems of value and in how they are perceived and maintained. Her work often involves a process of salvage. Found, everyday objects and materials of little value are re-configured, temporarily elevating the status of the overlooked. Feature films are re-spliced and assembled anew; the contents of a stately home's disused stables are inventoried and stacked to form a precise cube. Some of the work is more time-based; processes of labour are examined when four artists are asked to dig a 2m deep hole over an eight hour period; or a collaborative project where the voices of trance mediums at a séance are edited to form a disembodied soundtrack to goad passers-by on a busy Newcastle street. Murray lives and works in London.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2005 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London Group exhibitions 2013 - Format International Photography Festival, Deda, Derby 2011 - Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, Artworks Project Space 2011 - The Title Art Prize, Blankspace, Manchester 2010 - Doris , Stedefreund, Berlin, Germany Residencies 2011 - AIR, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan 2010 - Artists residency, Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic Public commissions 2010 - Highbury Fields, Islington, London 2009 - Northern Print Biennale, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne