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Graham kelly
Skull Island
Experimental doc. | hdv | color and b&w | 18'7'' | United Kingdom / Netherlands | 2016
Skull Island is an ongoing series of video works, lectures and installations that use the fictional island from the various versions of King Kong as analogies for hypothetical image environments. Each island provides a means of manifesting and examining an introspective image space that reflects the sociopolitical contexts of its audience. The cultural and technological developments displayed within each version of the film define relative positions from which the viewer can question their current perceived surroundings. After being captured by a camera crew within this otherwise inaccessible territory, Kong escapes into the physical context to confront the audience with their internal fears and shared cultural constructs.
Graham Kelly (b. 1982, Ayr, Scotland) is an artist and writer based in Rotterdam and Brussels. Previous exhibitions, screenings and lectures include: Transmission Gallery (Glasgow), Intermedia (Glasgow), Generator Projects (Dundee), Kino der Kunst (Munich), TENT (Rotterdam), EYE Film Museum (Amsterdam) and the 2016 Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2009 with a Masters in Research and with a Masters in Fine Art in 2014 from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. He was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht between 2015 and 2016 and is the recipient of the Mondriaan Fonds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent and Centrum Beeldende Kunst O&O subsidies and a Scottish Arts Council Creative and Professional Development Award.