Rachel Gomme

Rachel's performance works are rooted in the body and her persistent curiosity about how experience is stored in, and expressed through, our bodies. Works such as Longshore Drift and Second Skin explore the accumulation of time and memory in the body. Her interest in attending to the delicate detail of the embodied moment has led her to wide-ranging investigations of spaces and phenomena usually perceived in terms of absence or lack, and of the unnoticed or overlooked elements of the everyday. Projects include series of performances exploring stillness (Stillspace, Self-Portrait, In the Beginning...) and silence (audience), and an ongoing exploration of waiting that includes performances centring on the held breath (Line Drawn Between the Inbreath and the Outbreath, Suspend). In her performative knitting projects she explores time, labour and the juxtaposition of domestic craft with public space (often outdoors).

Her one-to-one interactions, quiet and powerful, play on delicate exchanges of intimacy to celebrate mutual interdependence.

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Emerging out of performance projects, Rachel's installation, video and sound works extend her explorations of stillness, silence, and the weaving of flesh and world to create sculptural or immersive environments, inviting the perceiver to open to a wide yet intimate engagement with self and environment.

Works include site-specific installation Artery, four-screen video installation Still Point, Turning World, sound and video installation audience : hearing (with John Levack Drever), and sound compositions Suspend and Calendar.

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