Invites Artist’s Presentation: Beth Kettel

Invites Artist’s Presentation: Beth Kettel
Beth Kettel, The Mist of a Pessimist, Zabludowicz Collection, 2017 (Performance). Photo: Tim Bowditch


Beth Kettel re-stages her opening night performance, The Mist of a Pessimist. Grounded in an experimental text, and continuing her series using and misusing elements of game shows, the performance borrows from rounds and sounds to structure the work: catchphrases as narrative hooks, contestants as characters, a colour palette setting the scene, and The Host, assistants and an omniscient voice-over offering multiple voices.

Working with text, video, costume, sound and sculpture Beth Kettel produces performances and installations that prod and stretch language; its meaning and its feeling.