Zakiewicz co-founded a musical ensemble called Fig. in 2009, alongside composer Alwyne Pritchard. The artists collaborated on various projects including, performing on the Late, Late, Breakfast show with Tracey Moberly in 2010, which also included live electronics from Thorolf Thuestad. Zakiewicz used these recordings for animated films, which were screened at Tate Tanks, at the Tate Modern, in 2012.
Engastromyths, Quakers & Shamans, January, 2011
A fantasy of interconnected actions, questions and constraints, drawn directly from the mechanics of the media used. Pulmonic ingressive speech describes the process of producing sounds, single words, or even entire phrases while breathing in. It is a technique common to engastromyths (ventriloquists) and shamans and was used by the founder of the Quaker movement, George Fox, to give his voice an air of mystery and inspiration.
Weep you no more sad fountains I, 2010
Weep you no more sad fountains was a performance created at PointB Worklodge and also performed in Bergen as part of Rad #3 for BEK, Centre for Electronic Arts.
Alwynne Pritchard, voice & live electronics
Thorolf Thuestad, live video & audio computing
Claire Zakiewicz, painting & drawing
PointB, NY, USA
July 29, 2011
Weep you no more sad fountains II, November, 2011
Bergan Courthouse, Norway as part of Rad #3 for BEK, Centre for Electronic Art