Morag Keil

FutureGreat 2014, selected by Martin Herbert

By Martin Herbert

Morag Keil, Potpourri, 2013. Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy the artist and Cubitt Gallery, London

Visitors to Morag Keil’s show Potpourri at London’s Cubitt Gallery last year encountered an Internet-based setup leagues away from the technocratic boosterism that’s reshaped our society over the last decade. An unglamorous black Dell PC sat on an office workstation, streaming the Scottish artist’s eponymous seven-minute 2013 film (the website’s URL on a stack of cheap business cards). Here, as footage alternated between a man and a woman pottering around their flats and paparazzi-style footage of zooming motorcycles, a collaged…

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