Rachel Gomme

Body and city, organic and constructed. These works explore how the human body, and other organic being, negotiates, resists and interweaves with the fabric of the built environment.

Artery

A line of turf winds through the housing estate, joining the isolated trees and creating a subversive alternative pathway through the concrete

Site-specific installation for 'Visions of Space and Sanctuary' at the Brunswick Centre, London WC1

Undergrowth

Simple crop (small B)

A trail through the city following ‘unofficial’ growth, from moss on walls to tree roots pushing up asphalt, celebrating nature’s power to adapt to, soften and subvert the built environment.

Marked trail and guided walk made for Camberwell Arts Festival (2008); guided walks for Rethinking Cities After-Work Walks (Peckham) and InTransit Festival (Kensington & Chelsea) (2012), Inspiral London (2016)

Simple crop (small A)
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Flotsam
Flotsam: Tideshift;
Jetsam

Layers of time sedimented in stone, rusted in industrial metal, washed in and out on the tide

The trace of my passing, the passing of my trace

Site-specific performances and film commissioned for 'Over Time'

Greenwich foreshore and National Maritime Museum, London (2014)

A reworked version was presented on the blocked Thames Path for the InspiralLondon festival (2016)

Water Bearer

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A woman toils up and down the canal bank, drawing water to fill her endlessly emptying containers.

Four-hour durational performance for World Water Day, commissioned for Chisenhale Dance Space Canalside Festival (2015)

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