ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, WORK IN PROGRESS EXHIBITION
2018, Westworks, London, June 23 - July 1
Medium: Plush toy, Interactive Video, wood and electronic components.
Keith performed by Rayner Bourton
Installation by Vivien Mason
Graphic Design by Ben Stephenson
Technical Advisor John Wild
Keith takes us through a lifetime of music from his breakout single Ooh Ooh Baby (Ooh Ooh Yeah) to the glory days of Paisley Hat, the disastrous Nothing Hurts In A Yurt and triumphant sellout Keith On Top. Some have accused Keith of having shag pile carpet for brains, but he’s a pop culture legend.
This work uses film and interactivity to explore the creation of a living character from an inanimate object. It encourages play and the collective enjoyment of make believe.
Keith’s four albums are interactive buttons on the installation.
Click videos below to play installation.
The Keith album covers were created in collaboration with Ben Stephenson.