Artist’s Statement

myKey is an artist using the full range of their capacities: painting, singing, making, constructing, recording, filming, writing, performing and collaborating. As a song-writer they quite by accident found themselves within a realm of performative research in academia.


The Song and their experience of it became a means of making experience and relationality in meaning making accessible by making word statements. Song as ritual technology and event allows us to perceive the region with ourselves as part of the region. Song becomes a model for ritual interaction and listening to each other.


Recent examples of invoking Art the Entity That Speaks back is The Kitchen Soup Song Ritual. A trance ceremony of conjuring collective re-memorising meaning in the Actual Occasion. Click the link.


email: Mikey Georgeson 

Quite by accident in 1991, myKey became a conduit for a dead magician and a singer in a band.

Cue a heady odyssey as a pop star in the heart of the pre-internet televisual media, as the singer of David Devant and his Spirit Wife.

myKey otherwise known as the Vessel (Mikey Georgeson) found his way into the art world via the John Moore’s painting prize. Dr Mikey Georgeson has sometimes reverted to The Vessel sobriquet to create a performative foregrounding of his doctoral research into aesthetic ontology.


He has written a fictional interview with himself for the Journal of Performance Magic here.

And a real interview here



Valuing emergence and felt understanding enfolds conceptual concerns into a singular plural tapestry of matter flow. We express ourselves to become a part of.

This matter flow feels like the temporal thickness found in the act of painting – disrupting oppositional thought operations. Improvising an extra-embodied sense of thought in becoming. By working with the sense of the skin or affect, painting gives access to the virtual realm prior to conceptual consciousness.


The fiction machine and performance keynote lectures have become a means of integrating an aesthetic methodology into critical dialogues.


Their award winning song-writing workshops have been with Critical Practice (Chelsea School of Art), The Royal Standard Liverpool, Inspiral London artists’ group, Festival of Georgian culture Gdansk, Inside Inside Istanbul artists’ group, Summer School for the study of Affect Milersville University and University of East London Electives Programme .

They curate the annual Sensorium exhibition as part of the Affect and Social Media conference at the University of East London, which continued in virtual form this year. Featuring their performance keynote Dr Who and The Nonentity created with professor Tony Sampson.




You can’t send a letter to no-one
Written with Rob Flint during the Istanbul Inside Inside residency in Galata as part of the third Istanbul Design Biennial – Are We Human? The performance took place on the last day.

Dr Who and the Non Entity a keynote speech for the Affect and Social Media Virtual conference Sensorium 4.5 2020

more songs….

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