Another Place - Factums
Dr Gaz, 1972, acrylic on hardboard, 112x89cm
Jeff Keen was born in Trowbridge, 1923 and died in Brighton, 2012.
In the early 1960’s, Jeff Keen participated regularly in Happenings and related events at Better Books on Charing Cross Road. Better Books was a centre of underground arts activity. Many artists showed work there, including Bruce Lacey, Jeff Nuttall, John Latham and Steve Dwoskin. Better Books also attracted sympathetic writers and poets including William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, and Burroughs himself contributed cut-up texts to Keen’s RAYDAY Comics series. Keen was very active at Better Books – staging Expanded Cinema events, poetry readings with Bob Cobbing and at least one joint exhibition with Jeff Nuttall.
Keen was one of the co-founders of the London Film-makers Co-op, an organisation that was first conceived at Better Books. Unfortunately there is little in the way of photographic records or archival material that document this exciting period in Keen’s life.
From the 1970’s onwards Keen concentrated mostly on touring film shows, Expanded Cinema performances, film lectures and teaching whilst continuing to paint, make films and write poetry. In 1970 he staged an Expanded Cinema show at the First International Festival of Underground Cinema at the National Film Theatre in London. In 1976 he performed at Arte Inglese in Milan and in 1977 as part of Perspectives of British Avant-Garde Film at the Hayward Gallery, London. There was also a film show at the Pompidou Centre, Paris at this time. In 1983 Keen staged an Expanded Cinema show at the San Francisco Art Institute where he was also conducting a lecture programme.
Between 1995 and 2005, Keen exhibited paintings, assemblages and films in Brighton at Brighton Media Centre, Fabrica and the Phoenix Gallery.
Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C sharp minor
Look what Yaz got.
Onehotrix Point Never - "Problem Areas", 2013
Video: Takeshi Murata
TAKESHI MURATA- The Pink Dot, 2007
The real thing is much more high quality as well and to experience it big, as with any art, is a wonder.
Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
Published on Dec 7, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist
T Power & Skie - Brave new world