Zoe K. Reddy

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Performancekunstenaar, Videokunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

My work can be characterized by certain qualities that cross between genres and contexts In this I have the luxury of exploring and utilizing many spheres to create what i experience as diverse and satisfying practice. I began my cultural education with a fascination for music and theater, performing in these contexts and building a visual vocabulary that borrowed from both spheres. Through my artistic education have come to cross these spheres into one another. My performances use aspects attributed to musical performance, but by playing with my own expertise in this field, I take these elements to a new position. My intention in this is to raise questions as to the context and reception of performance and its status. I use theatrical conventions like voice and costume to disassociate certain aspects from my performance from a purely visual context and in such i make my viewer wonder what it is they are witnessing. My video works lean on elements of low art, using video-clip editing and montage story lines, combined with simple effects to reproduce a certain ironic rhetoric which is as serious as it is tongue in cheek. I am interested in promotional tools as as art form, posters and flyer to build a reputation where none exists, to instill fame in the unknown and to bring my own practice closer to my personal fascination with stars, the stage, illusion, impersonation, and ultimately questions of identity. I find it just as challenging and as much a performance to play the curator role. In this i see the festival and art-show format as another stage where i can question the identity of the artists involved and explore the audience reaction, vital to understanding my own role as an artist and as a performer. By categorizing myself in different fields, artist, curator, DJ, performer, video-maker, festival programmer...etc I afford my works multiple layers and am able to create performances that draw on my experience and fantasy to combine high & low arts.

Werk

Omschrijving werk

My work can be characterized by certain qualities that cross between genres and contexts In this I have the luxury of exploring and utilizing many spheres to create what i experience as diverse and satisfying practice. I began my cultural education with a fascination for music and theater, performing in these contexts and building a visual vocabulary that borrowed from both spheres. Through my artistic education have come to cross these spheres into one another. My performances use aspects attributed to musical performance, but by playing with my own expertise in this field, I take these elements to a new position. My intention in this is to raise questions as to the context and reception of performance and its status. I use theatrical conventions like voice and costume to disassociate certain aspects from my performance from a purely visual context and in such i make my viewer wonder what it is they are witnessing. My video works lean on elements of low art, using video-clip editing and montage story lines, combined with simple effects to reproduce a certain ironic rhetoric which is as serious as it is tongue in cheek. I am interested in promotional tools as as art form, posters and flyer to build a reputation where none exists, to instill fame in the unknown and to bring my own practice closer to my personal fascination with stars, the stage, illusion, impersonation, and ultimately questions of identity. I find it just as challenging and as much a performance to play the curator role. In this i see the festival and art-show format as another stage where i can question the identity of the artists involved and explore the audience reaction, vital to understanding my own role as an artist and as a performer. By categorizing myself in different fields, artist, curator, DJ, performer, video-maker, festival programmer...etc I afford my works multiple layers and am able to create performances that draw on my experience and fantasy to combine high & low arts.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters Ms.
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.zoekatereddy.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Beeldende Kunst 2005/2009 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Den Haag, Koninklijk Conservatorium Master Artistic Research 2009/2011

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2011 Royal Gallery, KABK, Den Haag End Exam show for Master Degree GROEP
2011 Quartair, Den Haag 'Forever' group show from MAR students GROEP
2011 330LIVE, Den Haag 'Nieuwe Maan' festival (In this i was both a showing artist and the curator/programmer for this month long festival) GROEP
2010 GEM, museum voor actuele kunst, Den Haag 'Now or Never' 9 selected graduates from KABK GROEP
2010 Tag space, Van Mannekade, Den Haag 'The Researchers present: The Kick Off'. The first show from MAR students. GROEP
2009 1646, Artist space, Den Haag Good shit, bad habits & loose women: Selected graduates from KABK SOLO
2009 Theatre de Regentes, Den Haag Selection of photo, collage, drawing and video works SOLO
2009 KABK, Den Haag KABK Alumni 'prize winners' show GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2011 330LIVE Nieuwe Maan festival 2011 Visual art festival for the month of June including a proram of evnts (performances and film presentations) for which i was responsible
2010 Zaal 5/Filmhuis Den Haag Performing Arts festival/(The New Grey Whistle Test) As part of the Zaal 5 Performance Festival i directed a musical/video event in zaal 5. Showcasing different musical acts within a performance setting/context.
2010 Hoogtij The New Grey Whistle Test Presentation of the film created as a result of my project during the Performing Arts festival
2010 Modern Art Oxford De-Ja Vu Film project from artist Maria Pask in which i was a performer, filmed on location and presented in the Museum for Modern Art Oxford

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2008 State X New Forms festival Nederland A poster series linking the different zaals/locations of the festival through a story base on the theme of the festival (cinema and soundtracks) J
2007 Provincie Huis- Zuid Holland Nederland A collaborative project to design an artists map of the 'Zuid Vleugel' J

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2011 FOREVER MAR, Den Haag Catalogus
2011 End Exam 2011 KABK, Den Haag Catalogus
2010 DH STROOM, Den Haag Magazine/review
2009 Loose Women 1646, Den Haag Interview

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2009 KABK, Den Haag STROOM Aanmoedingsprijs

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Curator- for the entire visual program of this years State X New Forms Festival held in Den Haag from December 8 till 18. This includes a program of events i.e. Performance and film events, per location video projects and publication presentations. 2011 2012