Visiting Artist’s Talk – Zoe Williams

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk, we welcome Zoe Williams.

Zoe Williams lives and works between France and the UK. Her practice incorporates a range of mediums including moving image, ceramics, drawing and performance and is often collaborative in its process and outcome. These elements are combined to create immersive objects and environments, which conjure a playful and corrosive interchange between notions of the erotic, craft, magic, gender, hedonism and excess.

Through the cross contamination of these influences, she wishes to provoke conversations around the pressures of power, the politics of sex and the economics of production. Her work explores the shifting use values of objects and rituals through history and within contemporary society. Food also plays a prevalent role within her practice, as a tool for exchange, disgust, and sensuality.

She is represented by Ciaccia Levi Gallery, Paris-Milan, and has worked with a range of national and international institutions including; Tate St-Ives, The Roberts Institute of Art, London DCA, Dundee, Spike Island, Bristol, Dortmunder Kunstverein and Mimosa House, London. 

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 2–4pm during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Zoe will be joining us live via Zoom.

For more information, please email Cesar Cornejo.

Directions to the Conference Auditorium building

Facing away from Parkinson steps: Turn right, go straight down the hill to the EC Stoner Building, turn left down a short hill and go under the building. Go straight ahead until you get to Willow Terrace Road, The Edge is in front of you. Turn left, then turn right into the car park, follow the path round to the back of The Edge. The Conference Auditorium Building will now be visible across the car park to the right.

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Zoe Williams, Tendresse, Tendril (Worms' Meat), 2021, still from 4K HD movie, CGI animation, sound, 7' 5''. Courtesy the artist and Ciaccia Levi, Paris - Milan.