kennardphillipps - artists peter kennard and cat phillips

STATE OF THE NATIONS commission Chapter Arts, Cardiff

In Humanity : London College of Communication

In Humanity on display at LCC during Very Now Art and Journalism Festival

In Humanity at London College of Communication for Very Now Art and Journalism Festival

SHOVE

HERE COMES EVERYBODY – work in progress tower#1

kennardphillipps Here Comes Everybody [Tower#1]

Economic Recovery?

Economic Recovery?, kennardphillipps,Uncertain States,2013

NOTE 2011

Bank of England

340cm x 570cm

pigment ink and PVA on Financial Times newspaper with UV medium topcoat

George Bush A Portrait 2007

George Bush A Portrait

300cm x 300cm

pigment ink on newspaper

 

detail

 

 

Head of State 2007

Head of State

280cm x 300cm

pigment ink and spraymount on newspaper with UV medium topcoat

Embedded Art 2009

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Control Room 2

6m x 18m

oil, acrylic, pigment ink, paper on billboard print

2009

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.

 

Pasting them butted up together, directly onto the untreated concrete wall we then collaged about 100 images onto the base paper and scraped into the images using industrial grinders, tearing at the paper and adding oil and acrylic paint. Trying to encapsulate the separate works in the show which dealt with surveillance from the domestic to the military, our work uses images of police action (mainly in Germany where it was made for) to Iraq . We show images of state torture adjacent to surveillance photos of western streets. Looking at the work the audience is watching the watched looking back at them, while all the while being filmed and  projected in another part of the exhibition.

The work was destroyed by the Akademie at the end of the show in March 2009. See it being made and in detail here………

 

we had to paste up a base layer of random billboard sheets, donated by a mate, Fibs helped us - thanks Fibs!

we had to paste up a base layer of random billboard sheets before pasting up the real base image, donated by a mate, Fibs helped us – thanks Fibs!

relief when we finished pasting up the base image

relief when we finished pasting up the base image

 

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the public could view the work from above..............

the public could view the work from above…………..

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photos by Kristian Buus

Soldier I

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Soldier #1

270cm x 700cm

Pigment ink, charcoal, acrylic and paper on newspaper
2006

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