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LOOKS LIKE GOD - Samir Kennedy

  • John Cooper Studio @41Monkgate 41 Monkgate York, England, YO31 7PB United Kingdom (map)

Guidance - Zombies

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About the work:

There is solace to be found in the dark.

Enter the abjection!

Have you ever been in the same room as a zombie? Have you ever tried spice? Have you ever shared oxygen with a zombie? Have you ever wanted to fuck a zombie? Or looked at your colleagues and wanted to eat their faces off? Have you ever fucked someone who might as well have been a zombie? Have you ever loved somebody so much it made you want to die and come back to life just so you could eat their intestines?

Looks Like God is a new visceral performance installation by artist Samuel Kennedy. It appropriates the zombie body in all of its abject and grotesque glory, to seek out where revulsion and attraction coexist in a putrefied wasteland of displaced desire and hypersexual sexiness.

Created and performed by Samuel Kennedy
Sound and design by Samuel Kennedy
Dramaturg: Martin Hargreaves 

This work has been developed with the support of National Lottery Funding through Arts Council England, METAL, Live Art Bistro, And What? Queer Arts Festival, ]performance S P A C E[, Chisenhale Dance Space and Wainsgate Chapel.

About the artist:

Samuel is an independent dance artist based in London. As a performer he has worked with Yvonne Rainer, Chales Linehan, Lucy McCormick, Florence Peake, Joe Moran, Pablo Bronstein, Theo Clinkard, Franko B, Rahel Vonmoos, Simon Vincenzi and Robert Clark performing these works on both high profile and underground spaces across the UK and internationally. As a maker he has performed his work in the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and the UK. His work can manifest as video, durational or installation based performances and interventions or just a good old show.

Audience experience:

This performance is a performance installation that lasts two hours. You will enter into a very dark space. You can sit wherever you like, there will only be a few chairs available, so if you need a chair, please make it known to a staff member or audience member and someone will assist you in finding a chair. This performance is relaxed so you can enter and leave the space as much as you need as well as move around the space. It is very dark and there will be loud music and UV and flashing lights used almost entirely throughout. This performance is using the zombie body, so if you're scared of zombies it's best not to enter. At the end of the performance the zombie will leave the space and you are free to stay.