Goddard, Judith

Judith Goddard studied at the Univeristy of Reading and Royal College of Art, London, and has taught at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, and the Slade School of Art, London. She began making videos in 1981, both single screen and large-scale installations that have been shown widely both in the UK and abroad. Associated with the second wave of video art in the UK, Goddard developed a rich visual style in works such as ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ (1991), a video triptych that offers a fragmented, dystopian view of life in the 1990s in the spirit of Hieronymus Bosch. Recent shows include ‘100 years of Artists’ Film and Video’, 2003-04 at Tate Britain; ‘Collage’ at Bloomberg Space, 2004; ‘Wonderings’, at Great Eastern Street, 2005; ‘Cross-Town Traffic’ in Delhi, India, 2005 and ‘Mobile’, in Paris, 2006.

“Goddard’s work on screen attempts to visualise concepts through images of external objects and events that by a process of manipulation of time and the moving image (editing, use of sound etc.) also become metaphors for internal states.” Michael O’Pray.

Judith Goddard continues to work on moving image as well as with stills, collage and more recently print. She lives and works in London.

– Catherine Elwes and Chris Meigh-Andrews (editors), 2006, ‘Analogue: Pioneering Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1966-88)’, Exhibition Catalogue, EDAU Preston

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