Zoe Catherine Kendall, artist, writer and human...

Monday, 22 November 2010

To be destroyed: short film of an art intervention i took part in

Film footage of 'To be destroyed' - an art intervention that took place in a ten floor office block in soho square before it was gutted, including a snippet of my performance installation piece. Yes that's me in the checked levi shirt and red feet... enjoy.

Film by Alan Rae.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Radio Interview on illfm.net

I was interviewed about my writing and art practise by Ryan Walkinshaw, co-presenter of radio show Down the nile backwards, featured on Illfm.net, alongside Robots in Disguise and a whole lot of other antics, earlier this year...

Listen to the show here

Download it here, you'll find me about 54 minutes in!!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Zoe's Place Un-birthday launch event

It was a wonderful evening, with a diverse group of selected guests bringing varied creative approaches to our stage, wall and bench. Thanks to everyone for bringing all the yummy food and alcohol, and for partipating in such wonderful ways. We salute you! A special thanks to Rolled Up deejays for the music, Louise Hanson for the un-birthday cup cakes, Todd Hart for the polaroids, and Gedvile Bunikyte, co-organiser.

Guests on the night and their particapation:

Gedvile Bunikyte - introduction to the proceedings
Zoe Catherine Kendall - short film screening
Sohrab Golsorkhi-Ainslie - read passages from two novels, on the subject of birthday and party.
Natashka Moreau - performance
Todd Hart - polaroidal zone
Olivia Hegarty - a presense and readiness to respond
Waldemar Prancekiwiez - text and illustration
Arvydas Umbrasas - fashion illustrations
Babak Jalali - Frontier Blues trailer screening
Christian Nyampeta - short film screening
Gideon Cube-Sherman - intervention/performance
Laurence Kendall aka Rolled Up Deejays - decks
Victoria Andrejeva - party games
Louise Hanson - un-birthday cakes

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Externalisation of consciousness in a living space, soho square ten floor FA HQ office block project

At very short notice a group of artists made their presense known in what was the Football Assosciation HQ in Soho Square. The building was to be gutted, and so we were given free reign to use the space for a night time art event last thursday 4th november 2010. Visitors kept arriving to see what was going on in the enormous and empty ten floor office block, getting a unique chance to explore ten floors of installations, interventions, projections and live art. There was a bar serving free booze, only i'm not sure just how repellant the visitors expected it to be (it was deliberately terrifying, with beer and wine served from water coolers, and loud annoying sounds and blindling lights). Guests gathered on the seventh floor terrace to trace their foot steps over a giant mozaic and admire the view over Centre Point.

My installation was on floor three, alongside the primal scream sound-proofed screaming box. For two days prior to the event i had been busying externalising my consciousness onto the fabric of a room, and was there performing the very same activity on the night as guests looked on.

Photograph by Waldemar Pranckiewicz

Photograph by Waldemar Pranckiewicz

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Live Art at Streetfest October 2010

I painted alongside graffiti artist Andy Seize amongst other artists for Streetfest 2010 at the old brewery warehouse on Commercial Road whilst the warehouse party-goers looked on with intrigue. Rickford Compton kindly came down to photograph the art as it happened...  with thanks to Ricky and Seize!

Guerilla Art Events

Back in those heady days of summer 2010, an artist who prefers to keep her identity a secret and I hosted a joint exhibition at my old house in clapton. We took over the walls, stairs, furniture, shoes, kitchen appliances and clothes horse to emphasis our ideas about the process of making art as being an inseperable part of the living process, and vice versa. Visitors were served tea in broken and mended tea cups as an opportunity to consider the nature of relationships, broken and mended, and had poems written for them by my secret cohort. Photographs, spontaneous drawings, paintings, objects and poems scattered the rooms, as well as an installation of found objects (genuine medical implements c.1960) alongside a poem addressing psychotherapy.

Rolled Up Deejays beat rhythms into the night as guests navigated the two story hackney home. This was the first of a series of guerilla art events, bringing art events into the home and studio.

Below: How I feel about psychotherapy (necessary but intrusive, empowering yet painful surgery on the mind), ZCK, 2010.


Below: Representations of a broken object (what does it mean, how should we act), ZCK, 2010.


Below: Under pressure (a loss of purpose or functionality due to circumstances of existence such as neglect, lack of care or abuse, and a comment on the fragility of people and things), ZCK, 2010.


Below: Seeing the detail, seeing the whole meaning (such-ness, object as everything and nothing, the truth of existence), ZCK, 2010.


Below: Used, abused and worn-out (evidence of living, clues to a story), ZCK, 2010.


Below: Lost in translation (Objects, meanings and messages), ZCK, 2010.