Lauren Gault is interested in exploring how an activity, acute materiality, intent, attitude or politic can be held or suspended within an object and be interrogated / replayed in new time. This approach acts as a way to understand how objects and materials can be communicative of intangible or impossible encounters, facilitated via the object / materials elastic relationship with other systems including time, geography and environment. Gault is interested in the potential of this idea, opening discussions around the socio, political and ethical implications of our contemporary interactions with matter / objects as types of knowledge, and our understanding of the terms ‘real’, ‘authentic’ and ‘fresh’ in light of lived experience and present / past / future time.
Lauren Gault (b. 1986, Belfast) graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. Gault lives and works in Glasgow and Northern Ireland, working in installation, writing and performance. Solo exhibitions include: present cOmpany, CCA Derry-Londonderry, Derry (2018), sequins, (with Sarah Rose), Glasgow International , Forth and Clyde Canal, (2018l), lumpers and splitters, Prairie Underground, Seattle (2017); he was there when I first smelled the smell, and now he is the smell, (with Zoe Claire Miller) Rinomina, Paris, (2016); lipstick-NASA, Jupiter Artland, (2015); fugue states (with Allison Gibbs), Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2015); I AM IN/ Losing you, Modern Edinburgh Film School, GSS, Glasgow (2015); Plosive blows, Hotel Maria Kapel, Netherlands (2015); Y.O.R.B, Atelier Am Eck, Düsseldorf (2014); Here Bianca!, GENERATORprojects, Dundee (2013); Granular and Crumb, Edinburgh Modern Film School, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2013); Sweet ensilage, TRAMWAY, Glasgow (2013); Lacks, the duchy gallery, Glasgow(2010).