Rachel Pimm works across sculpture, performance and video to explore the hybrid and fluid concepts of ‘naturalness and artificialness’. For Invites Pimm presents an exhibition titled Natural Selection. Charles Darwin’s theories, frequently remembered through the mutated term ‘survival of the fittest’ coined by Herbert Spencer in 1864, act as a departure point. Pimm alludes to the aggressive drive of any given species to survive and flourish, and links this to ecological greenwashing, increasingly used to camouflage corporate misdemeanours into the leafy background. Pimm points to both man-made technological interventions that involve the mimicry of natural forms, and the increasingly conflated physical spaces of retail, business, domesticity and leisure.
Rachel Pimm (b. 1984 Harare, Zimbabwe) lives and works in London. Pimm received her BA from Central Saint Martins (2006) and her MFA from Goldsmiths (2013). Working for consumer and trade shows such as 100% Design, and The Ideal Home Show, she has designed features and show homes and is currently working towards a research project titled The Ideal Home of The Future.
Recent solo exhibitions include Plants Under Glass, Enclave Gallery, London (2014) and Tower Of Babble, The Architecture Foundation (2012).
Recent group exhibitions include Llocs Communs, Can Felipa, Barcelona (2013); The Fresh Air Collection, SPACE Gallery, London (2013); Recent Work By Artists, Auto Italia, London; Without Nature, TAP, Southend-on-Sea (2012); Temporary Sites (A Proposal) and Admitting The Flats, Open File at Milton Keynes Gallery (2012); People on a Sunday, Ibid Projects (2012) and Remote Control, ICA London (2012) featuring C2C P2P Auto Italia LIVE, Auto Italia, London (2011).
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