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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 Samir 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 Samir Kennedy
Sound and design by Samir 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:

Samir 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.