15 May 2020
Image: Paul Kindersley, photo: Sarah M Lee
What are artists thinking and doing now? We hope you enjoy watching the third in our new series Three Questions, with artist Paul Kindersley.
Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Acting Head of Programme of Kettle’s Yard, says: ‘The idea for the series was inspired by Jim and Helen Ede, the founders of Kettle’s Yard. They hosted, commissioned and collected artists all of their life. Most of their friends were artists, and artists were undoubtedly the people they respected and trusted the most. So, while we are all at home, it only makes sense for us to turn to artists and their worldviews to help make sense of our new, extraordinary normal. Over the coming weeks, I am asking artists who have worked at Kettle’s Yard to answer three questions with a 2-3 minute video. Enjoy!’
Watch artist Paul Kindersley’s response, filmed at his parents’ home in Cambridge, England.
About Paul Kindersley
Paul Kindersley (Cambridge, 1985) is an artist working across performance, film, drawing and storytelling. His work plays with notions of identity, beauty and self-expression, with a verve that traverses the worlds of fashion, art and media. His latest work is a feature film called The Burning Baby, a surreal psychological horror fairy-tale that investigates our relationship to landscape, identity, family, sexuality and death.
Paul Kindersley was part of The Cambridge Show, a group exhibition staged at Kettle’s Yard in October 2019 that brought together work by twenty-two artists who live or work in and around Cambridge. Paul Kindersley and a troupe of performers performed Ship of Fools, a play written by Kindersley and inspired by a painting by Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch (1450–1516). Bosch’s Ship of Fools depicts a boatload of merrymakers indulging in earthly pleasures while unwittingly sailing towards their doom.
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