Commissioned by the Palestine Gallery in London in 2008, to create a work depicting Palestinian life and culture from 1900 to present day. We chose to print and paint on a mix of canvas fragments and paper which we assembled as one canvas 18metres long by 2 to 4metres deep.
Control Room 2
6m x 18m
oil, acrylic, pigment ink, paper on billboard print
Akademie Der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
We were commissioned to make Control Room 2 for Embedded Art , a group exhibition dealing with issues of surveillance. We got the background image of a control room printed as three 6 metre by 6 metre street posters on blue back billboard paper.
To mark the G20 arrival in London and celebrate the protesters in the City we’ve made a trashed installation down in shopping central
Iraq: a process of resistance documents the visual protest made by artists kennardphillipps against the invasion of Iraq and the transpiring obliteration of civilian life in Iraq 2002 – 2008. The work aims to be accessible by the general public and to involve them in questions relating to activism and art. Designed for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2008, Iraq: a process of resistance was shown at Ink-d gallery.
Invited on a short residency at Interface, Ulster University of Art and Design in Belfast we were given the freedom to work on the printing technology, printing on objects and burning with a laser cutter we produced the Atlas World Times, montaging images of the destruction in Iraq onto the pages of the atlas, cutting through the margins with barcodes, dollar signs and corporate logos. We messed around with different ideas before we found the atlas idea…………..
Forms of Resistance was a large show at the Vanne Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, for which we remade soldier#1 as a billboard and showed the STOP protest posters surrounding the footage from Lakenheath airbase.
pigment ink and pva on newspaper
300cm x 600cm
Leonard Street Gallery, London, Uk 2007
pigment ink on newspaper
350cm x 300cm
Houston Centre of Photography, Texas USA 2007.
The work is a portrait of George Bush printed across 58 copies of the Houston Chronicle torn through to reveal images of the destruction of the Iraqi people and their landscape.