30.11.18 – 26.12.18

Pull You Up By The Bootstraps 

Even though the sound from the machine has stopped, the silence has not yet arrived
A constant vibration in- and outside the body, occupied with loneliness 
The world is a buzz of people filled with efficiency and destinations

We need darkness and silence
And why are they fighting on top of me
I imagine the whole apartment block in one room
A commixture of smells, words and nightly rhythms

I get suffocated in concrete
The funnel from the mixing machine hits my lips as soon as I put the key in the door
Concrete on time
Strong and solid
It makes me weak and a strange beetle, that someone calls a dog, has eaten my inner foundation

The back is lying on the floor 
Taking up space
Dust clouds dancing around it, when a draft finally penetrates the vacuum-packed apartment
The coughing makes it moves in twitches

The exhibition Pull You Up By The Bootstraps consists of a series of new works created for this particular show at Ta·da. Rikke Goldbech explores the sentiment of materials relating to the idea of construction and foundation as a basis of a home. 

Rikke Goldbech (b.1986) is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen. She has studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL and at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, CA. Recent exhibitions include Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art, UZ, Verdensarv Stevns Symposium, DK, Vi Tager Intet Ansvar5, Warehouse9, DK, Stimuli #5, Den Sorte Firkant, DK, Summer of Love, De Vishal, NL.