Rosie Reed Gold is an interdisciplinary artist fascinated in the landscape of the psychological. Her work inhabits the margins bridging the conscious and subconscious, where the waking mind may catch a fleeting glimpse of the shadow self to engage in a dialogue - the moment where integration is possible.
Inspired by the dynamic between Freud’s conception of the interplay between the id, ego and superego as well as Jung’s approach to the notions of the personal and collective unconscious she examines the notion of ‘self’ and ‘other’, both in the social and natural realms. Her pieces ask open ended questions about how living beings create their own mythologies, share time/space though physical mirroring, verbal and nonverbal interactions.
Her practice is often durational in nature, driven by a commitment to document and investigate the distance between thought and action, environment and behaviour, inquiry and understanding.
wood for the trees in ‘We Grow Into The Forest’ at Mile End Art Pavilion, London - March 2019 (upcoming)
(out_line) at Arch 8, Bowling, Scotland - December 2018
attendant (72 hours) in ‘When Will You Understand That There Isn’t A Word For Everything?’ at Nunns Yard, Norwich - December 2018
murmuration at I.C.E Gallery, Bath - June 2018
perspicua at Pembroke JCR Art Gallery, Oxford - April 2018
space to be someone else + assemblage at '/*con -' exhibition, Min-Ex, London - March 2018
perspicua at eLuminate, Cambridge - February 2018
lux obscura at Ushaw College, Durham UK - August 2017
horizons in group show 'In Transit' at The Old Parcels Office, Scarborough 17th February - 17th March 2017
murmuration at Cecil Sharp House Retrospective 15 June - 2 October 2016
murmuration (Solo Show) at Cecil Sharp House, London, UK – June – August 2015
still Is still moving in group exhibition ‘Structures’ in Seydisfjordur, Iceland - August 2014
wood for the trees - Taylor St Baristas Canary Wharf, London, UK - Feb 2014
Arch 8 - Bowling, Scotland - December 2018
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London - May 2015
Bagnols-en Forêt, France - July 2014
‘The Ordered Universe’ - A project bringing together natural scientists, social scientists and arts and humanities scholars, integrating the conceptual tools of modern science with the textual methods of the humanities to explore the richness of Robert Grosseteste’s thought. Each team member contributes to editions, translations, analyses and presentations. In so doing, we are pioneering new ways of working across and between our disciplines. Trusting one another, and learning to learn from the past have presented creative demands. We have challenged academic and public preconceptions regarding the value of past science as ‘irrelevant’. To the contrary: the team has published new science (on rainbows, colour and cosmology) inspired by engaging with another thinker from eight centuries ago.
assemblage - A series of hand drawn maps exploring what Deleuze names an 'image of thought' that apprehends multiplicities.
attendant - An unending work inspired by Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting For Godot’ to create an immersive atmosphere of being in limbo, depicting the physical weight, landscape and scale of waiting. Using repetitive writing, pieces include durational 2D drawings, video and sound.
departure - An installation work involving multiple boat-like sculptures inspired by Joseph Conrad’s ‘The Mirror of the Sea’ made while in residence at Bowling Harbour, Scotland.
envelop(e) - A series of paper sculptures created by wrapping rocks selected on a journey hiking Ben Arthur. The process of enveloping the rocks creates a dimensional interplay. While the paper folds and crushes itself in an embrace around the hard, immovable surface of the rock, it, in turn gives structure to the paper, shaping its flat surface into a new 3 dimensional configuration.
Co-curated with Rosaleigh Harvey-Otway, /*con- was a group exhibition in March 2018 of international artists which explored the potentials of art making as a tool for questioning existing societal structures, examining the function of systems in both the natural and man-made world, and offering alternatives based upon interconnectivity.
Hosted by Minutes Exchange - a social enterprise rethinking societal and financial structures, /*con- was underpinned by a desire to deconstruct typical methods of interaction, re-examine /*con-versation and pursue a new kind of hermeneutics.
“Between light and illumination; metaphysical investigations with a camera.” - Paper delivered for The Ordered Universe ‘Science, Imagination and Wonder: Robert Grosseteste and His Legacy’ conference at Pembroke College, Oxford - April 2018.
uncovering matter (working title) - currently in the planning stages - a collaborative project with a reading group organised by Nicola Polloni exploring matter and materiality as described by some of the most important thinkers of the Middle Ages
(out_line) - collaborative residency and exhibition with Rosaleigh Harvey-Otway at Arch 8 in Bowling, Scotland - December 2018
/*con - co-curated exhibition with Rosaleigh Harvey Otway at Minex, London - March 2018
lux obscura - installation designed with Alexandra Carr at Ushaw College, Durham - August 2017