Ian Gouldstone

08 June 2020

Featured in Deptford X: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

What are you reading at the moment? 

Memes, recipes, and a book about surveillance by Peter Bloom

What does a typical day look like for you?

These days it’s a mix of video games, cooking, walking along the river late at night, and then working at the studio. Right now, I’m exploring how I can stream my live simulations over the internet.

Describe your studio/workspace

Currently, there are electronics, cables, screens, drawings, old works, and fabric everywhere. The other day I turned one of my Raspberry Pis into a games console emulator. Playing is a great way to get my energy up and get the ideas flowing.

Where do your best ideas come from?

From simultaneous pressure and freedom.

If Tate called you tomorrow and invited you to make work for the Turbine Hall, what would it be?

I think it would be great to make a maze where the walls are screens always showing something new. And then in the middle there’s a big electronic bonfire. It would work well in the turbine hall because people could walk around or see into it from above.

What is helping you the most during this time?/Plug your next show! 

I’ve been doing a generative radio show called Slow Motion Radio during the lockdown. Check out my website and insta to follow along with what I’m doing. 


Instagram: @iwgouldstone

Website: www.iangouldstone.com


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