Home Fires 06: Noémie Goudal

29 May - 4 June 2020

 

In this episode of Home Fires we speak to Noémie Goudal about her forthcoming body of work, Les Mécaniques. In the series, Goudal delves further into the concept of "deep time" - referring to a scale of time that can be used to measure geological evolution, quantified in millions of years. The individual works are each grounded in researched historical scientific anecdotes or unproven discoveries, questioning the stability of our understanding of the landscape we inhabit. 
  • Goudal's work results from the construction of in-situ installations in the landscape. In this Home Fires discussion, we also took...

    Goudal's work results from the construction of in-situ installations in the landscape. In this Home Fires discussion, we also took a behind-the-scenes look at some of the challenges involved with working in extreme conditions. 

  • 'Through this installation, I would like to mobilize visual elements of a landscape and a myth anchored in the collective...

    "Through this installation, I would like to mobilize visual elements of a landscape and a myth anchored in the collective memory, to shift its purpose, to refocus attention on the perpetual movement of the landscape that surrounds us."

     

    -Noémie Goudal

  • In the studio

  • Noémie Goudal's work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitoins at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle, Switzerland; the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland; Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK; FOAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and the New Art Gallery Walsall, UK. Goudal’s works are included in public institutions and foundations including Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; FOAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands; David Roberts Art Foundation and Saatchi Collection, London, UK and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi, India.

  • "But if there is a critical ambiguity in Goudal’s work, it is less the age-old photographic conundrum concerning the truthfulness of the documentary image; instead, it is the overlapping relationship between perception and observation."
     
    - Cliff Lauson, Senior Curator, Hayward Gallery