KEITH

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Keith_InteractiveVideo_VivienMason_RoyalCollegeofArt

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.

 
I’m a musician. Couldn’t have been anything else.
— Keith

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.