Penny Walker-Keefe’s art practice is informed by a love of cosmology and science fiction. Using found materials and low-fi methods they create videos, sculptural objects and images that take on a quality of astrocultural ephemera.
A concurrent ongoing body of work called Crap Cosplay, featuring characters from popular sci-fi films recreated by dressing up in painted paper costumes, captures the essence of fandom and creates an interface between film prop production and DIY culture. Described by Art Guide’s Andrew Frost as ‘pulp tinged rock ‘n’ roll, in pieces that joyfully rewrite pop culture history’, Walker-Keefe’s works are nostalgic and humorous, and invite contemplation into the influence of the cosmic in the everyday.
Penny Walker-Keefe has recently been exhibited at C3 Contemporary and undertook a month-long residency at Fremantle Arts Centre in December 2019.