Liz Murray

Artist, 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.

Location London
Website http://www.lizmurray.co.uk

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  • VERTIGO RISING

    19/06/2015 – 28/06/2015
    Five Years, Unit 66, 6th florr, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN

    Vertigo Rising is a multimedia installation by London based artists John Hughes and Liz Murray that invites the viewer to become player in unravelling the case of pyromaniac Mr Sands.

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