Mr. and Mrs. Keith Murray
September - December 2010
GLITTER BIKE RIDE
In November 2010, Murray was along with Theodore Kerr, the first artist in residents with the Institute for Art Religion and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary.
Murray's experience here was a formative one in linking the roles of performance, ritual and art with activism, and has inspired a deeper pursuit of the applications of Spiritually directed therapies and creative arts as tools for change. Murray along with Anthea Black first performed the GLITTER BIKERIDE in Manhattan's Central Park as part of this residency, a performance activating Memorial Ghost Bikes to help raise awareness of fallen cyclists and in loving memory of fellow queer performance artist Jasmine Valentina Herron.
To see a video of the performance, please click here.
Murray also hosted a public conversation about his/her work as part of his/her residency.
Keith Murray (b Calgary AB, Canada) currently resides on unceded Coast Salish territories in Vancouver working as an artist, designer, mental heath worker, healer/facilitator. Murray is currently exploring the healing power of Story and Storytelling, through embodied narrative therapies and group facilitation work with Canada's most vulnerable community of peoples affected my trauma and addiction. Murray also extends this exploration into their work in filmmaking, theatre and performance.