Tina Keane studied fine art and film-making in London, and her works and installations use film, video and digital technologies. When a research fellow at Central Saint Martins College of Art, Keane turned her attention to the internet and was a pioneer in the field of digital creativity. She says that art "is about defining many different forms of reality, and this takes many types of vocabulary. Can any single form or combination of forms bring us closer to answering the questions: 'Who are we?' and 'Why?'"
Keane has exhibited internationally and participated in England & Co's exhibition programme for many years. She exhibited photographs in Sartorial (2003); her film Beyond the Blue Grain in Is there anybody out there? (2008); the sculpture Neon Couch in Persistent Obsessions (2008); and her film Yvonne Hagen Remembers Yves Klein featured in the exhibition Talking of Yves: Friendships and Connections in Paris, New York and London (2010). Her 1978 film, She, was shown in Beneath the Radar in 1970s London (2010); and several of her films were included in Screen Practice (2012). Her film and performance work Transposition was performed and shown as one of the festival events for Tate Modern's underground oil tank spaces in 2012; and her installation Demolition/Escape was shown at Matt's Gallery in Revolver Part 3.
Keane's last solo exhibition, Tina Keane, was held at England & Co, and her neon text-sculpture Is Feminism Merely a Synonym was exhibited at the London Art Fair in January 2018 with England & Co. Her poetic, innovative film, Faded Wallpaper, has recently been acquired from England & Co by Tate, and is currently on view at Tate St Ives, in Virginia Woolf: An exhibition Inspired by her Writings.
Film & video
Mixed media with video and neon
15 x 40 x 16 inches
Edition of 5