The peaches I bought are slowly rotting on the sideboard – a grey fluff blankets them like a LOL furry pet doll.
I’m slipping into the role nicely. Like a slim lady’s finger, a hand sliding into a tight leather glove. New kid.
Let sincerity spill out over the edges.
The everyday activities that can be transported / weighted into time laden – anonymous lives.
Made from discards – repurposed to objects I want.
Motherhood – where the world loses its bearings, all boundaries dissolve and the earth cracks and fissures.
Loosen your tongue, dissolve the boundaries, unclench your jaw.
A messy, sticky, visceral pleasure of form.
We need to show a sincere authentic love and connect with this thing called humanity.
Rest as revolution.
Care for each other.
(b.Scotland, based in Anglesey, Wales) Gould works primarily in installation, ranging from assemblage, video and textiles, dealing with concepts of labour, capital and daily rituals often utilising traditional craft methods such as quilting and garment making in her work. The sense of history of the object, by uprooting it from the proper place in time, removes it from its origins; history evaporates and condenses into another – modifying the value of the object by a ritualistic methodology of time, place and memory.
Gould studied BA Fine Art, University of Wales, Cardiff and MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London. Gould was nominated for The Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Artists in 2017. She has been given funding from The Arts Council of Wales, Wales Arts International, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Eaton Fund. Gould was awarded The Freelands Foundation Award last year in conjunction with g39, supporting a two-year development programme.
Some selected projects include: SPRUNG SPRING, g39, Cardiff (2019); ONANIA d r e a m s, cur. Lauren de Sa Naylor, Todmorden (2019); Nightswimming, Lle Gallery, Mission Gallery, Swansea (2018); Things We Said, Studio Cybi, Anglesey (2018); WAGSTAFF’S, MOSTYN, Llandudno (2017)
She is also one half of STUDIO CYBI, with Iwan Lewis, a collective that puts on occasional exhibitions and events. Working out of Wales it was set up in 2016 to present shows and curated projects founded on the principle that provincial does not equal compromise. We challenge the idea of the museum and the gallery as the gatekeepers of careers. We aim to create a truly democratic structure.
Email rebecca (at) rebeccagould.co.uk
Full CV available on request