BERT GILBERT IS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BRITISH ARTISt.
Bert gilbert is creating her own mythology with each work forming its particular part of the sacred and secular whole.
Her process is one of re-discovering a universal 'Sacred Heritage’, the foundation of primordial cosmologies (Mircea Eliade: Rites and Symbols of Initiation ) witnessed within myth, nature rituals, folkloric storytelling and music.
Her work is artefact, installation, wardrobe and performance. Laced with dark humour using a lexicon of hybrid symbology they create a visceral language of expression and simultaneously operate as elements of transferred emotional states. Her focus currently is exploring the dark feminine.
Gilbert’s ritualised and obsessive methods are in turn energetic and meditative. What they make signifies a rite of passage, from one state to another, operating as alchemical relics of this transformation, in all their material sensuality.
One can read this as both redemptive personal journey or a template for a societal shift. A calling for a ritualised rewiring of the collective consciousness in a high capitalist society obsessed with appearances alone.