Polly Gould, Untitled, 2008
Medium: Screen print
Size: 57 x 38cm
Anne Eggebert and Polly Gould make site-specific installations using photography, video, performance, sound, and drawing. They explore the history and architecture of a site, engaging the audience in a critical appreciation of what may be forgotten stories. They work with collections, museums and archives, botanic gardens and landscapes (both real and imagined).
They began their collaboration in 1999 at the British Library. Their work In the Botanic Garden, developed during their 2001 residency at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, included video works installed amongst the plant collection in the glass houses, while Transplantation took transformed images of the Cambridge garden to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia. In August 2002 they were awarded Arts Council National Touring Programme funding for Nature and Nation: Vaster then Empires. Curated by Eggebert-and-Gould, this is an exhibition, publication and schools internet project exploring contested territories - geographical and symbolic; place and landscape; garden and wilderness; culture and horticulture.
They have previously shown work in the UK, Europe and USA, including the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford; the Towner Gallery and Museum; The Tate St Ives; the Maastricht Natural History Museum, Holland; and Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida.