2016 marks the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings and there are many related activities and events throughout the year in the town and surrounding area. The main focus of the festivities comes at the end of the summer, the ROOT1066 International Festival, which runs from September 3rd till October 16th. Festival Director Polly Gifford has commissioned us to create a closing event for the celebrations, for which we have chosen the recently opened Source Park, the worlds largest underground skate and BMX park, as the venue. We’re currently making plans and talking ideas through with collaborators in order to create A unique Work In Progress, the start of an ongoing wider work focusing on the Source Park. More info will be released over the next two months with hints as to what you might expect. Join us on October 16th from 6pm.
New record label Pxnk Lxzrd has started off in glorious style with it’s first release ‘Feels Like’, getting great support from radio dj’s Eddie Temple Morris/ Giles Peterson/ Nemone and club legends such as Danny Krivit/ Jose Padilla and Greg Fenton. We did the artwork for the 10′ limited edition vinyl release and a simple motion graphic to accompany the track online. You can view the full artwork and video HERE.
Unlimited in Brighton have stocked our Seasonal Moth prints for the past couple of years and at the start of 2015 they invited us to take part in a collaborative project entitled ‘FourPlay’. The collaboration, between their in-house design consultancy and forty of the designers they stock, started with the designers choosing one of forty 4 letter words to take inspiration from in order to create an image. Once the image was completed Unlimited incorporated complimentary typography. We chose the word ‘Fake’.
Fourplay is showing at BoxPark, London 23-30 April 2015 & Unlimited, Brighton 1-31 May 2015 you can view the full image and purchase a copy (limited to 100) here:
View the work in progress here
We were commissioned by Artist and Film Maker Andrew Kotting to create a series of portraits of him as the Straw Bear he portrays in his next film ‘By Our Selves’ for an installation he has created at Dilston Grove, SE16 London. The three portraits are screen printed on painted boards, 100x60cm, the show runs from Nov14 -Dec14th. You can view more images of the portraits here.
To coincide with the opening weekend of Hastings Arts Festival, Coastal Currents, we organized our first TShirt Pop Up shop in a back alley that had more than a passing resemblance to a New York equivalent. We invited 10 artists to take part in the 6 hour flash sale by supplying us with one off or short run editions to be sold exclusively on the day, for many of the artist it was the first time they had produced Tshirts. Approximately 40 shirts were sold during the event with a great response from the public to the concept and artwork on display. Further Pop Up adventures are planned. Artists who took part on the day included: Dr.Noki’s NHS, Screen Prince, Beccy McCray, Shaun Mills, Martin O’Neill, Grande Dame, Shuby, T(error)ist, Alex Cox and we had some classics from the Church of Sub-Genius and Bob Dobbs. More images and info coming soon. Photo by @alexbrattell
Back in May we were approached by Lorna Crabbe and Tina Morris from Coastal Currents Arts Festival, Hastings, with an invitation to curate and create a production for the opening night of the festivals 15th year, in the towns wonderful St.Mary’s in the Castle venue. Using the theme of a Dawn Chorus, inspired by specially commissioned feathered sculpture features by Kate Mccquire in the venues crypt, we invited Sound Artist and producer Riz Maslen aka Neotropic, vocal sculptor Jason Singh, baritone Le Gateau Chocolat and local choir leader Claire Hamill to take part in our interpretation of a Dawn Chorus. The night was deemed a massive success with the venue seeing its busiest night ever. More info and images from the evening are forthcoming.
After designing the cover for their second edition in April, music bi-monthly The Stinger sent journalist Grace Vogiatzis round to our studio to talk about about how music has influenced our work and played a large part in our career so far. We also produced a Spotify playlist to accompany the article, of tracks we work to. You can read the article online HERE and listen to our selection HERE.
ZEROH recently launched a sister website to ZEROH.NET called ZEROHSTUDIO.COM.
ZEROHSTUDIO.COM is home to all of ZEROH’s personal projects and artworks, it is also where you can buy ZEROH prints/ TShirts and textiles. The site hosts work previously shown on this site and some new works. ZEROH.NET will continue to focus on ZEROH’s commercial projects.
New Year! New Website! New Work!
And so 2014 begins and we’re straight into it with three projects on the bench all of which will have very different outcomes and are sending us in new and exciting directions. Two we can tell you about now, the other, which is our first step into the world of Augmented Reality, we’ll hopefully be able to elaborate on in the coming weeks, all being well.
HEATHER NOVA EUROPEAN TOUR VISUALS 2014
We are working again with The Media Machine on a tour visuals project, this time for Bermudian Singer/Songwriter Heather Nova for her European tour starting at the end of this month. Heather has a love for the work of Italian artist Alberto Di Fabio and approached him with a request to use his paintings for the tour, he agreed and Heather chose her favourite 15 paintings for us to bring to life. Alberto’s paintings explore micro-cosmology in nature, man and the universal, visualizing cellular networks, neurons, mineral structures and gas fusions. The project is proving very inspirational for both us and Alberto, the fruits of this remote collaboration will be viewable from January 30th 2014.
HASTINGS PIER CHARITY
Continuing our work alongside the regeneration of Hastings Pier we are waiting to implement the dressing of a building the charity are taking over for the next five years as a contact point between them and the public. There’s a few i’s to dot and t’s to cross but we’re hoping the mural and panels we’ve been working on will see the light of day sometime next month.