Liz MurrayArtist, Curator, Lecturer / academic
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.