(UK) June-September 2019
Keziah has previously worked and volunteered in various installation projects in galleries which has helped her to see how important it is to view art as a changing and developing process, starting from initial catalysts and ideas, through to setting things up and then taking on board responses.
Keziah comes from a background of sociology academically, and loves to use art to approach and further understand ideas of social and political change. Having also studied linguistics, Keziah is really interested in the way that art is used as a language, focusing especially on how we can communicate abstract ideas by provoking universally understood symbolic concepts.
Why Blast Theory?
For me, art has value in that it can provide a voice to marginalised groups, and blow up important socio-political questions. I feel that Blast Theory does this in a really exciting and provocative way, and what especially appeals to me about the collective is the way it utilises new technology. I think the art world is definitely changing and adapting to our current political climate, and Blast Theory clearly embodies that change by representing a generation of people relying on technology to reach out and organise. I have spent my life so far approaching art from a sociological viewpoint, and now I feel I need to invert and develop this by learning to approach social and political questions through art.