kennardphillipps - artists peter kennard and cat phillips

Age of Terror : Art since 9/11 EXHIBITION AT IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Head Of State

2007

pigment ink on newspapers

showing at the Imperial War Museum’s exhibition Age Of Terror : Art since 9/11

25th Oct 2017 – 28th May 2018

in  good  company  with  Jenny  Holzer,  Ai  Wei  Wei,  Alfredo  Jaar

Exhibition view of “Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11”, running at IWM London from 25th October 2017 – 28th May 2018.
Gallery view with artworks by Ai Weiwei and kennardphillipps
Photographed 31st October, 2017.

Exhibition view of “Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11”, running at IWM London from 25th October 2017 – 28th May 2018.
Gallery view with artworks by Ai Weiwei, Alfredo Jaar and kennardphillipps
Photographed 31st October, 2017.

Exhibition view of “Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11”, running at IWM London from 25th October 2017 – 28th May 2018.
Gallery view with artworks by Ai Weiwei, Jenny Holzer and kennardphillipps
Photographed 31st October, 2017.

 

 

 

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

Against ID cards

red pepper issue 141 May 2006

red pepper issue 141 May 2006

Control Room

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Control Room
270cm x 500cm
Pigment ink, charcoal, acrylic and paper on newspaper
2006

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