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 notions of the personal and collective unconscious she examines the constructed concepts of ‘self’ and ‘other’, both in the social and natural realms. 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.
Using 2D text-based work, photography, video, installation, sound and performance she is particularly interested in the role collaboration and interactivity play in exploring and negotiating the boundaries of perception and encouraging connection. Her pieces ask open-ended questions about how living beings create their own mythologies, share time/space through physical mirroring, verbal and nonverbal interactions.
shift group show, Joseph Wales Gallery, Margate - November 2019 (upcoming)
presence in absentia in ‘Structuring Nature’, Topoi Building, Berlin - August 2019
trail/trial and horizons in ‘Project/Poetry’, The Station House, Durham - July 2019
polar in ‘Dualism’ at Yorkshire Hub, Leeds - May 2019
polar in ‘Lumen: The Cosmic Sublime’ at the Pie Factory, Margate - April 2019
wood for the trees in ‘We Grow Into The Forest’ at Mile End Art Pavilion, London - March 2019
(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
Collectivism - Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth - May 2019
Arch 8 - Bowling, Scotland - December 2018
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London - May 2015
Bagnols-en Forêt, France - July 2014
extensions - ‘extensions’ is a collaborative project spanning across disciplines investigating the mysteries of matter. What is matter made from? How does our perception affect our definitions of understanding the basic make up of the universe? How can we illuminate the invisible? Can we make the unseen tangible? What role do our cognitive processes play in filling the void?
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.
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.
‘How to see nothing; an exploration of absence in art and it’s parallels to the epistemological pursuit of prime matter.’ - Paper delivered for ‘Structuring Nature - An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Summer School’ with Joshua Harvey at the Humboldt University, Berlin - August 2019
‘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.
extensions - a collaborative project spanning across disciplines investigating the mysteries of matter. What is matter made from? How does our perception affect our definitions of understanding the basic make up of the universe? How can we illuminate the invisible? Can we make the unseen tangible? What role do our cognitive processes play in filling the void?
(h)our(s) - collaborative sketchbook made with many other residents as part of the ‘Collectivism’ residency at Haarlem Artspace.
(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