This is a trailer for DEMOTALK a lecture demonstration by artists kennardphillipps at Summerhall, Edinburgh Art Festival 2014.
Performance 12 noon from August 1st – August 10th
Exhibition from August 1st – September 26th 11am – 9pm
Within an environment of burnt walls with images connecting big finance with war the artists kennardphillipps construct images in a performance that uses the sounds of war, big industry; explosions of open caste mining, rapid fire artillery, and the sounds of resistance in everyday street life. They make an intervention in their own artists’ talk cutting from a formal talk about their work in response to the invasion of Iraq and British anti-war protest into a demonstration of action.
“ We tear at the serried ranks of share price listings in newspapers to reveal the victims of traded profit. We tear up the pages of our mediated experience and reveal the struggle going on underneath. This is a work of disrespect to the way things are.”
Filming and Editing by Kristian Buus
Harold Pinter reading WAR at kennardphillipps' opening of 'Award' exhibiting at Henry Peacock Gallery, London, 2004.
WAR is an anthology of poems published by Faber and Faber, 2003 ISBN: 9780571221318
Harold Pinter's response to world events is always pure and simple: he writes with an economy that throws the stark light of truth onto any given subject. There is no fudge, no dallying, no compromise.
The eight poems and one speech published here testify to the strength and lucidity of his unwavering view on war and provide a declaration for humanity.
Collabrative piece between artists kennardandphillips and musicians Modern Borders.
Music by – Modern Borders
Mastered by – Sundaymusiq
Images by – Kennard and Phillipps
Edited by – Like My Flex
kennardphillipps installing the exhibition DEMO at City Hall, London in 2004
Film by KRISTIAN BUUS