a performance Installation by Samir Kennedy
Have you ever been in the same room as a zombie? Have you ever tried spice? Have you ever smelt 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.
It writhes. It oozes.
It questions our relationship to technology, to labour and to love, to lovemaking and the virtual, the corporeal and the oral. There is no payoff here, no money shot, no chance for redemeption or to feel like we are making a difference, no shot at the system, no sugar, no spice.
The audience enter a dark and ambiguous space. The sound rumbles and cracks and spews all around them
They are voyeur to a mundane ritual
How long have we festered?
They encounter a figure. Is it sick? Is it safe?
The zombie roams, making attempts at connecting, at carrying on, getting on, up and over and through its pathetic excuse of an existence.
Displaced and imprisoned in a parallel universe, desperately enacting former selves.
A slave to the screen, to its sickness and to its sex, it shuffles and shudders and it sheds itself, over and over and over.
Created and performed by Samir Kennedy
Sound and design by Samir Kennedy
Dramaturg: Martin Hargreaves
Present Futures Berlin is funded by
the Senate Department for Culture, Berlin