zin

zin is the artist partnership of Harriet Gillies and Roslyn Helper. Formed in 2011, zin’s work focuses on the power of experience by combining immersive, visceral and hybrid-art elements. Through their work they are interested in developing methodologies and concepts that deal with the public sphere, immaterial performance modes, large-scale execution, site specificity, audience immersion and activation. zin continuously redefine the audience-artist relationship by creating generative environments that encourage new ways of thinking and interacting.

zin have presented work for Kaldor Public Art Projects, PACT, Firstdraft, Sydney Festival’, the Festival of Live Art in Melbourne, Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival, City of Darwin’s National Youth Week Festival, Melbourne Fringe, New Zealand Fringe, and Tiny Stadiums Festival. zin received a JUMP mentorship grant from the Australia Council in 2013 and have participated in residencies and programs across Australia. Harriet attained a Graduate Diploma of Performing Arts (Directing) at NIDA and Roslyn completed her Masters in Arts Politics at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. 

In 2016, zin was the recipient of the Best Live Art Award and the New Zealand Tour Ready Award at the Melbourne Fringe for their show “The internet is where innocence goes to die and you can come too”. This show won the Most Innovative Work Award at the New Zealand Fringe. In 2017 zin also had the world premiere of, “Glitterbox”, at Sydney Festival, which is returning to the 2018 Festival.