Archive of Author | Dryden Goodwin

Dryden Goodwin’s work includes drawing, often in combination with photography and video, he makes films, etchings, screen-based installations, works in public space, works on-line and soundtracks. Recent projects include the essay film ’Unseen: The Lives of Looking’ with accompanying solo exhibition, Queen’s House, Greenwich, 2015; ‘Skill’ commissioned by Forma, shown across East Durham at multiple venues and online, 2014; ‘Wander’ a permanent installation of 100 steel etching plates in Cambridge, 2014; ‘Breathe’, a large scale projection, animating over 1,300 pencil drawings, projected next to Westminster Bridge, opposite the Houses of Parliament, commissioned by Invisible Dust, 2012; ‘Linear’ for Art on the Underground, 60 pencil portraits and 60 short films, displayed at special exhibition sites, poster sites and media screens across the London Underground network and online 2010-2012. Solo exhibitions also include, ’Poised’, Feren’s Art Gallery, Hull, 2014; ’Coax’, Raum mit Licht, Vienna and Fotoforum West, Innsbruck, Austria, 2011; ‘Cast’, at the Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2009 and the Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2008. Group exhibitions include, ‘Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s until Today’ curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, touring China, 2015-2016; ‘Poster Art 150’, London Transport Museum, 2013; ‘Everything Flows’ commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella exhibited at the De La Warr Pavilion, 2012; ‘The World in London’, curated by the Photographers’ Gallery, shown in Victoria Park, 2012; ‘Exquisite Forest’, Tate Modern, 2012; ‘Poetry of Motion’, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2012; ’Images of the Mind’, Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic, 2011; ‘Grand National’, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway, 2010; ‘London Calling: Who Gets to Run the World’, Total Museum, Seoul 2009 also Hanjiyun Contemporary Space, Beijing, 2009. Also exhibited at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and the Venice Biennale. Collections include, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Tate Collection and The National Portrait Gallery, London.

He is a Reader at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London


Articles with Dryden Goodwin

Unseen: The Lives of Looking

Unseen: The Lives of Looking’ is Dryden Goodwin’s first feature-length essay film. The film focuses on four individuals, each with a distinct relationship to looking – an eye surgeon, a planetary explorer, a human rights lawyer and an artist/filmmaker. Told through Goodwin’s closely observed drawings, camera work and multilayered soundtrack, the film explores different scales, forms and reasons for looking, in a poetic and metaphysically charged journey.