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Mr and Mrs Keith Murray
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Mr and Mrs Keith Murray

Mr & Mrs Keith Murray (b. Calgary, Alberta, Canada) spend most of their time on unceded native territories in Vancouver, working as an artist, designer, mental health worker and social activist. Murray is obsessed with examining the trans-gendered nature of Spirit/Reality: the paradox of duality within the non-dual. Often using and abusing the conventions of religion, myth and fable, pop-culture, the kitsch and the carnavalesque, Murray’s performative video and new media practice is illuminated by visions and visitations of various archetypal beings. In 2008, at the inaugural exhibition of the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, Murray married him/herself -officiated by Elvis, with drag queen flying nuns to witness. The honeymoon was spent in Japan, where Murray presented at the Hiroshima Animation Biennial. Keith was artist in residence with AA Bronson’s Institute for Art Religion and Social Justice in New York City, where they shat glitter with their gay-ghost-twin, Canadian artist Anthea Black, all over Central Park, and again later down Market Street in SF. His/her DIY porno has unsettled audiences on IMAX, and their luminous incarnation as Dolly has screened at the MoMA in New York City. Recent screenings and performances include the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, La Mutinerie in Paris, and Villa Magdalena in Hamburg.