Zero Zero is a pizzeria and takeaway in Easton, Bristol with a large window exhibition space. Our aim is to showcase contemporary art outside of the gallery and to a different audience.
The window at
Zero Zero is a space for artists to install site specific work challenging the preconceptions of art outside of the conventional art space. We’re keen that each artist uses the window as a starting point and that its boundaries and limitations help to create new work or adapt existing projects.
Each installation is up for a month and we will have an opening for each artist during this period giving an opportunity for the public to meet and discuss the work with them.
If you’re interested in showing your work, then please get in contact via our email or come in to discuss your ideas
Themes And Variations On An Itinerant Solitude.
Poems by James Stallard & Photography by Peter Sykes
This exhibition puts on display poems primarily from a forthcoming edition entitled ‘5’ by James Stallard chosen as counterparts and companion pieces to the ‘Working Glass’ photography of Peter Sykes along with illustration by Gabrielle Mawson and all design input and the setting of the exhibition by Jeremy Cole
Call It A Day
The morning arrived
With a bouquet
in its arms
looking for a vase
to put them in
Private View – Monday 21st November 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Love Spoons were traditionally made by an admirer to express their intentions or feelings towards a loved one.
They are made with many different styles of knots and carvings to symbolise their intentions and desires.
This Love Spoon is made from sycamore. The flower represents affection and the heart in the bowl represents prosperity.
Heaven on Earth
Our window this month is in conjunction with the Raw Chocolates we are now selling – The natural elements in the piece are plants, seeds, flowers and twigs, all serving as an inspiration for the chocolate recipes which are made from Raw ingredients. The chocolates are earth goodies made in heaven. In other words the inspiration comes from heaven, the produce comes from the soil, and the heart mixes them together into heavenly chocolates!
It is a
Mandala, which means “Circle” in Sanskrit and is a representation of the universe in sacred geometry. A mandala is a whole –be it the entire cosmos or a single atom- and it also represents our spiritual connection with this wholeness. The circle is the most elaborate geometric form, it is the expression of unity and completeness. The circle transcends traditional linear geometry as its circumference (Pi or π) cannot be expressed in terms of any other number. The two circles in the centre are the Vesica Piscis which is an ancient symbol of feminine nature, mother earth if you like. Two circles together also remind the number 8, which is symbol of eternity and infinity. Three circles in total also remind the holy trinity, the basis of all creation. To make heavenly chocolate, you obviously need all of that!
Pizza The Action
The Fifth Wall
Christmas Special Competition
Hooking up the squash plants as they wiggle, wriggle and twingle, just a little help with a washing line, hooks and a wood structure. The ‘words’ show already has a wood structure, it only needs hooks and a washing line, then some words and sunshine to help it grow.
Moss grows fat on a north face wall…light up a candle and nestle in its beauty…kindle a fire (or just take one to bed) on September nights or even in October if it seems alright…like to play with words…maybe some lyrics or patrilics or malific anthroposcopy…or just a bit of poetry or political adjournity…its good to make a word or two no matter what it says or does. Zero Zero has an artwork in October in the window, you will be a part of it even if you just look at it…
Succulent Bubbles bring a little garden into your life.
I have a background in horticulture attained while working for Bristol Zoo many years ago as a greenhouse technician, and have travelled to various jungles and desert landscapes fuelling a passion for plants.
Inspired by the huge variation of form and colour of succulents and cacti I started to produce ornamental gardens for family and friends. My creations have evolved in to
Succulent-Bubbles; each bubble is an individual mini garden which will grow and develop for years to come.
In modern times we often seek out the sanctuary of green spaces. People enjoy the shapes and unique forms that nature provides, a miniature landscape containing a variety of form and colour is my expression of bringing the outside inside.
I have always had a love for blown glass with the addition of plants; these two mediums combine to make a bubble of living pleasure.
The examples on display are available to reserve, or a bespoke bubble can be produced containing forms and shapes of your choice.
Prices range from £4 – £25
Larger pieces are available on request – P.O.A
Contact details –
Email – Succulentbubbles@gmail.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Succulent-Bubbles/374871552721747
Telephone – 07748773517
Say Yes Yes Say No No
My work explores the act of communicating. In my recent work, I am prioritising the means of communicating over what is being communicated. There is no directly intended message and therefore any meaning is open to interpretation by the viewer.The work takes the form of a silent and miniature protest using placards or posters showing arbitrary messages in the hands of small figures. The futility of the scaled down ‘protest’ brings into question the difficulty that may be experienced by anyone whose views are unrepresented or who lack confidence in communicating their views.The work is part of an ongoing project using text and 3D forms that occupy a space. I am interested in the forms being noticeable in their own right and the text serving as just another formal element, working in harmony with the sculptural pieces.I have taken inspiration from Barbara Kruger’s time based installation ‘Twelve’ where the viewer is given more than one means of ‘reading’ the conflicting thoughts and spoken words of the participants depicted in the film.
“but in real life only diverse surroundings have the practical power of inducing a natural, continuing flow of life.”
Before living here, Bristol was a complete unknown. As I attempted to navigate my way around on foot, I often found myself getting lost down side streets that seemed like shortcuts, heading one direction and ending up somewhere I could have sworn was the opposite way. The city was a giant jigsaw puzzle and I only had a few pieces, with no idea how to connect them.
The more I got to know it, the more Bristol struck me as a vibrant place that embraces and celebrates cultural and social differences, intertwining the many varied paths of people from all walks of life. As I meander through its colourful streets, my eyes are repeatedly drawn to recurring shapes, textures and iconic motifs, within architecture, nature, street art and passers by, mentally piecing together these elements into patterns that form visual echoes of the diverse surroundings I have chosen to call home.
Laser cut and engraved onto fluorescent acrylic and placed within a window, these patterns overlay and combine with scenes, reflections and light from the outside world, reverberating back into the spaces that inspired their creation.
SPECTRUM OF LIFE
Spectrum of Life plays with the idea that, since light is the basis of vision, light shapes our experience as well as our perception of it. Light, that is, not only contains our stories but shapes them. Photographic negatives, which capture moments in human stories, find a place in a spiral of light filters, as if they were components in a broken down cosmic dot of light.
After the Voyager 1 spacecraft had travelled about 4 billion miles away from earth, it turned round and looked back home. What it saw was a pale blue dot, a single point of light suspended in the vast blackness of space. That dot of light represented a world full of life, of stories of all kinds. It contained, in condensed form, our stories about ourselves, it contained our lives.
But for an alien to understand our world, what would that dot of light mean? If the alien does what humans do to try and understand other planets, the meaning in the dot of light would be found by getting into the “photometrics”, unpicking and breaking down that dot. Ref:
article in Astrobiology magazine
Åsa Frankenberg’s art practice focuses on light and inquires about how our perceptions are shaped, chosen and edited. She sees the task of the artist as being to create something that does not fit expectations – an image that jars, or that introduces unanticipated nuance. Much of her work focuses, like
Spectrum of Life, on using the specific characteristics of site of the installation. She has worked for 20 years in a variety of settings in Denmark, Germany, Spain and the UK.
7th April -> 4th May
Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There
‘My investigation considers the relationship between artificial light, mass and weight. I am particularly interested in how light can be perceived as a force or as a material. My work manifests itself in the form of abstract sculptures and installations. The reduction of narrative, allows light, form and colour to be the loudest voices. This not only facilitates focus on these elements but also promotes the potential for the viewer’s mind to wander from the physical to the metaphysical. To some extent my work is a celebration of light, bringing to the foreground it’s magical nature.’