Katie Kehoe_projects_performance

PIER / Platforms in the Southwest, 2016

I traveled alone for 60 days, driving from Toronto, CAN to the Southwest, USA. Salvaging materials used to build a pier, which was installed in unconventional locations that ranged from busy urban areas, to remote, desert locations. The first three weeks of PIER / Platforms was heavily driven to cultivate opportunities for collaborating with other artists as well as generate opportunities for interacting with the public at large; while, the latter five weeks, consisted mostly of my working independently, traveling through very remote areas, camping and installing the pier in deserts. All installations were documented widely using photo and video; documentation was uploaded regularly to social media and posted to the following blog: www.pierplatforms.blogspot.ca

PIER       fishing_at_PS1          
PIER, 2013-14

I built a dock and installed it in various locations within the downtown core of Toronto, ON, treating it as a platform for reflection and exchange.

Mary Ellen, 2011-present

Mary Ellen is a satirical character I conceived and perform to challenge perceptions of society, art and economy. I treat Mary Ellen as an alter ego and have various video blogs, including: Mary Ellen Likes Things Free, Mary Ellen Acts Like An Artist, Mary Ellen Gets Personal, and Mary Ellen Likes Chickens

One Year and Twenty Four Days of Fishing, 2010-11

I carried a fishing rod and wore rubber boots everywhere for over a year. The fishing rod was a catalyst for interaction.

Fishing at PS1 Contemporary, Long Island City, NY, 2010

A performance intervention at PS1 Contemporary in Long Island City, NY, 2010

pier mary ellen over a year of fishing fishing at ps1