Gould, Polly (2008) Peninsular. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
In the time of waiting, with nothing to be done, Gould made a few drawings of her dying father lying against the white expanse of the bed sheets. Still mourning as the third anniversary of his death approached, she resolved to undertake a journey to one of the most remote and least human places in the world; the Antarctic Peninsula. She took the drawings of him with her, and set them out, there, amongst the penguins and ice and the white expanse of glaciers.
In 'Peninsular' Gould explores mourning, melancholia, and the romantic theme of the artist’s lonely journey into awesome and sublime nature, through video, photography and drawing made during her trip to the Antarctic.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
Landscape and the sublime
I work with drawing, sound, video and performance. I combine drawing and writing in installation works that also examine the narrative urge in our lives; the things we say to each other, the way we end up quoting favourite books, living our lives like scenes from films, or finding the words of a popular song to do our talking for us. I explore the 'writing oneself backwards' of autobiography and the work of memory. My work is concerned with our relationships as speaking subjects exploring questions of voice, power and desire, and presented in a live form as performance lectures of performance video works. I was short-listed for Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007, and had my short story included in The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B, a collection of fiction by contemporary British artists, in 2006.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||drawing, installation, photoprint, public art and rememberance, mourning, melancholia, video, photography, antartica, death, nature, narrative|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins|
|Related Websites:||http://www.pollygould.co.uk, http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/csm-profiles_23359_37303030313039.htm|
|Event Location:||ICIA Art Space 1 at Bath University|
|Material/Media:||prints, digital images, video, drawing|
|Date Deposited:||15 Apr 2008 14:57|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 19:25|
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