Art

Current Work

‘Salomania’ at Hundred Years Gallery 31st March – 9th April 2017

                       

I am delighted to be part of this joint exhibition with the fine artist Julia Colmenares at Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton. Drawing together paintings, print, film and performance, the title ‘Salomania’ refers to the 20th century stereotype of the Femme Fatale embodied in the film noir classics of early cinema. Both artists are concerned with finding narratives – or at least visual settings – for female characters who – although exerting a deep fascination for the viewer – are most usually seen as objects of pure fantasy, existing as a vessel for the viewer’s own desires and fantasies.

There is a unique collaboration at the heart of the exhibition with Zoe Simon taking on personas such as Lulu Goldman Deceased and Femme Cheval and Julia Colmenares depicting them in paint.

Come and be enthralled…

http://www.hundredyearsgallery.com/exhibition-salomania/

 

Solo Work

‘Lulu Goldman Deceased’: ‘The Last Breath’ @ The Clearlake Hotel 2014

My solo work as a performance artist includes ‘Lulu Goldman Deceased’: A durational site specific 12 hour live performance at The Clearlake Hotel, Kensington in which I was possessed by and took on the identity of Lulu Goldman Deceased, prostitute and failed Bunny Girl; tragically murdered in the 1970s and still haunting Chelsea with my co-operation and assistance…
I created a performance using live performance, automatic drawings, installed objects and audio.
It was curated by the For One Night Only Collective, and other artists included The Chapman Brothers…
And inspired by the waifs and strays resident at The Clearlake Hotel since the 1970s …

 

Collaborations

I also have two long standing collaborations…

One with with the Artist and Musician Len Massey…

And one with the Artist Tereza Buskova and the cellist Bela Emerson

 

With Len Massey: Emplastic Drawing – Live @ The Royal College Of Art, 2016 and Current

An ongoing series of live performances for the weekly Emplastic Drawing sessions at The Royal College Of Art,

Performance, costumes and make-up by Zoe Simon

Set and projections by Len Massey

 

With Tereza Buskova and Bela Emerson: The Corn Women @ IMPRINT art Festival, Newcastle, 2012

 

A site specific live performance set in an underground car park exploring the clash of nature and the city.
It was fun working with a horse…

 

With Len Massey: ‘Fear In The Garden Of Earthly Delights’@ The Royal College Of Art, 2011

 

We collaborated on ‘Fear In The Garden Of Earthly Delights, The Royal College Of Art’, 2011
inspired by Hieronymous Bosch’s triptych ‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights’…

 

For Tereza Buskova

I also work for Tereza Buskova as a performer and a model; we have worked together since 2006 and I have had the privilege of appearing as her muse and leading lady in all her films and live performances. Recent live performances include…

‘The Ignorant Bride’ @ PAO Festival, Oslo, November 2014