Commissioned by Artbank for the series 'Performutations' curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham
The latest episode in 'Performutations' is inspired by the interwebs! ZIXKATZ by Heath Franco is a homage to online cat memes with references to conspiracy theories, web advertising and gambling. ZIXKATZ also mimics the pace, sound and ‘gloss’ of the internet as it zooms in and slides across new ‘windows’ featuring found graphics and real footage. Franco admits to finding cats quite intimidating, and was interested in personifying this psyche. In keeping with Franco’s existing cast of cat-like characters, the creatures here are comical, dark and distorted.