Single channel video
23 inch flat screen monitor on steel stand
The Keeper records a silent negotiation of ownership and historical memory with an elderly woman in a former KGB building in Kiev, Ukraine. The interaction between the woman and the camera is silent, kinetic, instinctive, as the woman stands intentionally framed in the center of the shot. It is not clear whether the woman is trying to be photographed, or is trying to prevent a photograph from being taken. The piece is best shown on a 21″ monitor on a steel stand at head height.