kennardphillipps - artists peter kennard and cat phillips

DEMOTALK at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival 2014, 1st August – 26th September

Kennardphillipps performs at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival.Kennardphillipps performs at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival. Kennardphillipps performs at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival. Kennardphillipps performs at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival. Kennardphillipps performs at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival. Kennardphillipps performs at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival.

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.”

Harold Pinter reading WAR at opening of ‘Award’ at Henry Peacock Gallery, London, 2004

Harold Pinter reading WAR at kennardphillipps’ opening of ‘Award’ exhibition at Henry Peacock Gallery, London, 2004 from kennardphillipps on Vimeo.

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.

Atlas World Times 2008

at-01291Invited 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. View the entire atlas here SEE MORE >

‘We hope to be finished by lunchtime….” (work in progress)

“We hope to be finished by lunchtime…..” (work in progress)
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2010

A work inspired by the Iraq Inquiry, commissioned by PhotoIreland for exhibition at the National Photographic Archive, Dublin, July 2010

Iraq: a process of resistance 2008

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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.

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Interface at Ulster University of Art and Design, Belfast

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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…………..

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Blairaq 2007

Blairaq - An installation of new works by peter Kennard and Cat

Blairaq

pigment ink and pva on newspaper

300cm x 600cm

Leonard Street Gallery, London, Uk  2007

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Antennae 2007

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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.

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to die for DVD

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