kennardphillipps - artists peter kennard and cat phillips

Palestine Gallery Commission, London

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.

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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

Obscenity 2006

V22 Gallery, Ashwin Street, London, UK

THIS IS A 3D QUICKTIME IMAGE OF THE 4 ROOMS OF THE GALLERY AT ASHWIN STREET

TO VIEW OUR WORK IN ALL 4 SPACES CLICK ON THE PICTURE AND DRAG THE MOUSE TO MOVE AROUND THE SPACE. CLICK WHEN AN ARROW APPEARS AND YOU’LL MOVE THROUGH TO THE NEXT ROOM. ZOOM IN OR OUT FOR BETTER VIEW

Obscenity at V22 Ashwin Street in 2006

war on war paintings 2005

untitled (Iraq) 2005 110cm x 1000cm pigment ink, charcoal, oil, paper on canvas

These paintings were a first attempt to push the subject of the attack on the people of Iraq beyond the sanitised surface of print media by using canvas and raw materials on top of pigment ink and oil paint and scraping the canvas’ down over the brick walls in the street outside the studio. SEE MORE >