Working with text, video, costume, sound and sculpture Beth Kettel produces performances and installations that prod and stretch at language, meaning and feeling. Recent projects have taken inspiration from music video dance routines and gunge-heavy 1990s children’s game shows. Often taking a lead as a performer on stage or on screen, Kettel tests possible structures of presentation, inviting audiences into a production space full of slippage and chance occurrence.
Beth Kettel (b. 1988 Leicestershire, lives and works in London and Nottingham) has recently presented solo exhibitions at Two Queens, Leicester (2016), Hutt Gallery, Nottingham (2016) and Telfer Gallery, Glasgow (2015). Recent performances include Caustic Coastal, Manchester (2017), Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016), Jerwood Space, London (2016), (it's all) Tropical, Art Sheffield (2016); Trace Programme, Nottingham (2016).