Zoe DeWitt is a Vienna based multimedia artist and philosopher with roots in Industrial music and Viennese Actionism. During the 1980s her musical solo project Zero Kama has gained international cult reputation within the ritual industrial / dark ambient genre. In the field of performance art she had been working as a model in the major actions of Hermann Nitsch's Orgies Mysteries Theatre, recently being followed by a collaboration with Marina Abramović.
In her multi-layered artistic work, comprising the fields of music, performance and visual arts, Zoe DeWitt explores borderline areas of existence such as death, sexuality and the unconscious, which are negotiated against the background of a radical exposition of the body that seeks to transgress customary (gender) codes and significations. Based on quantum theoretical models, she regards the body as a field and thus expands its conception from a limited spatial content to an endlessly extended, changeable form of existence.
Occasionally she gave lecture performances to communicate her philosophy, which is about the creation of reality by language and desire. In 2013 Zoe founded the Museum of Contemporary Mind (MUCOM) and curated the exhibition The L. A. Show: Queer Art // Contextual Painting which was shown at various public places in Los Angeles, CA. In 2017 she curated the group exhibition Queer Encounters - Vienna Trans L.A. at the California Institute of the Arts (CAlArts) in Los Angeles.
Upcoming projects for 2022 are a relaunch of Zero Kama with a live performance
at the Summer Scum noise festival in New York City (July) and the solo show
"Corps et Métaphysique" at the Goswell Road art space in Paris