Performing Colour with Dance and Drawing
Created during Bill Young Dance residency, 2016

The performative aspect of my work, where I explore intuition, improvisation, spontaneous gesture, chance and many other things is possibly more physiological than conceptual. 

As part of Zakiewicz’s residency at Bill Young Dance studios in New York, she collaborated with well-known dancers and musicians including Anna Chirescu, who was trained in classical dance at the Conservatory of Paris before joining the Conservatoire National superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), Pierre Guilbault, who has a background in ballet and contemporary dance and New York based singer and cellist Lenna Pierce.

Lenna Pierce – Cello and Voice
Anna Chirescu – dance
Pierre Guilbault – dance
Claire Zakiewicz – drawing

Collaboration, 2016
Acrylic and pigment on canvas
290″ x 96″ (736 x 243cm)

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Cello and Voice, 
2015
Oil on canvas
60″ x 84″ (152 x 213cm)

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Ear to Eye, June 2009
Sara Lane Studios

Claire Zakiewicz works with the Norwegian-based British composer and vocalist Alwynne Pritchard

In these performances, Zakiewicz worked with the Norwegian-based British composer and vocalist Alwynne Pritchard to explore possible relationships between extended vocalised sounds and drawing in live performance.

Over extended periods Zakiewicz works into the drawing using various methods relating to the spacialization of time.

Ear to Eye, 2016
Pastel and acrylic on canvas
Dimensions TBC

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Process Patterns, October, 2014
Claire Zakiewicz – live drawing
Meaner Pencil – cello & voice
Michael Hart – curation
PointB Worklodge, New York, USA

This particular series was performed in complete darkness/blackness. Each movement was made in response to particular sounds, a cello and voice, played by Meaner Pencil.

The Lama, 2014
Pastel and ink on paper
300″ x 54″ (762 x 140cm)

The Exit, 2014
Pastel and ink on paper
300″ x 54″ (762 x 140cm)

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Blue Control Study, 2016
Acrylic pen and oil stick on canvas
60″ x 60″ (152 x 152cm)

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Soundclash18, 
2016
Acrylic and pigments on canvas
56″ x 78″ (142 x 200cm)

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18 Blue, 2016
Oil stick, acrylic and pigments on canvas
59″ x 50″ (150 x 127cm)

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Soundclash 7, 2016
Oil stick on canvas 

Dimensions TBC

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Lenna III, 2016
Acrylic pen on canvas
56″ x 78″ (142 x 200cm)

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Chaos Caberet IV, April 2010
The Foundry, Great Eastern Street (downstairs)
Ron Briefel; keyboard and home made instruments, Claire Zakiewicz; live drawing and animated film

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Chaos Caberet III, March 2010
The Foundry, Great Eastern Street
Ron Briefel; keyboard and home made instruments, Claire Zakiewicz; live drawing

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Chaos Caberet II, February 2010
The Foundry, Old Street
Ron Briefel; synth, electronics and home made instruments, Claire Zakiewicz; Drawing

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Fig. at The Foundry, January 2010

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Chaos Caberet I, December 2009
The Foundry, Old Street
Ron Briefel; synth, electronics and home made instruments, Claire Zakiewicz; Drawing