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Zoe Josephine Payne

MA work

Between Lips and Lips there are Cities

An abstract film exploring surface, depth and how the past and present exist alongside each other. A woman re-meets a former partner in a city for a day, trying to live the moment while reflecting on what has been preserved and destroyed.

7minute 10 seconds, 2015


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Animation, 2015

  • I am an artist and set designer using film to explore ideas of surface and boundaries between the internal and external. My current work is driven by an interest in film's materiality, evocation of place and the affective potential of the film image. 

    My wider practice combines animation, performance, drawing, installation and collage. I enjoy bringing together disparate elements and re-figuring them in new contexts, playing with ideas of liveness and the present.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Design for Performance, Wimbledon College of Art, 2009 ; Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2006
  • Experience

  • Durham Wharf Residency, Royal College of Art, London 2014-15; Freelance Art Director and Set Designer (clients: B Good, Sony, FlatCap) London, 2010–15 ; Animation Director (clients: The Happy Prince, Sky Arts) London, 2014 ; Artist and Workshop Leader, Allen Overy, London, 2013; Creo Cultura Artist Residency, El Nogal Madrid, Spain, 2012 ; Artist Residency, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford, 2011 ; Interactive Installation and Workshop Artist, Shunt Lounge, London, 2010–12
  • Exhibitions

  • Work in Progress Shows, Royal College of Art, London 2014–15 ; ArtBeat Exhibition, Allen Overy, London, 2013 ; Chapel House Exhibition, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford, 2011; Shunt Live Weekend, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 2011 ; Amorpha Live Score, British Film Institute, London, 2011 ; Exhibitionism, Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, London, 2010