Ken Davidson

Ken Davidson of Waywords and MeansignsKen Davidson has photographed strangers in animal masks in Japan (Animals, 2001) and handed out toy soldiers and written chalk graffiti across Moscow and Siberia (2000, 2002, 2007). He has taken a horse into a bar (London FOUNDRY, 2000) and told stories about a place you can never enter and never leave (Karaoke City, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, 2012, 2013). He has turned acquaintances and friends into superheroes for non-existent comics (Black Skull, 2007, 20101) and has worked with children and animals (Hill, 1996; Past Eve and Adam’s, 2001), balloons (Real Girlfriend Experience, 2013) and talked non-stop for 8 hours (Jonestown, 1996). He has lit up Manchester Arndale Centre from the inside (Nite Co, 1998), made invisible performances in Hollywood (1999, 2000) and danced among crowds of thousands on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill (Beltane Fire Festival, 1990-1995). Between 1991 and 2003, Kenneth produced and directed his own theatre company working with site-specific creation and James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake (Process). Since 2000 he has shown visual art and occasional short films and most recently has worked with live cinema for Radical Film Festival Scotland (2016) and the Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues (2016) and with experimental music for AADK (Spain, 2016).

Ken Davidson contributed to the Opendoor Edition of Waywords and Meansigns in 2017, recording page 609.