Sam Keogh
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Sam Keogh, Caroline Achaintre, Aleana Egan, Mark Francis, Liam Gillick, Isabel Nolan and Jan Pleitner, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, July 2014

In ‘Untitled (puke performance)’ sees me pretending to vomit in the middle of a dense crowd. Over the course of roughly 10mins, descriptions of the physiological effects of vomiting are punctuated by a wide range of tangential information, mock retching, angry diatribes and singing. In front of me is a prop - a patch of fake vomit with a series of small images embedded in its surface. As I move between kneeling on all fours and standing upright it becomes clear that this prop is being read, used as a mnemonic device to aid in the correct recitation of the memorised script. A series of posters displaying the images embedded in the puke patch tumble down the wall of the galleries stairway and out onto the street where the performance took place. Inside the gallery other 'puke patches' appear, often too close to other works.