Apocalyptic Dreamscapes: A Studio Visit with Rebecca Ackroyd

Kate Neave, OpenLab, November 17, 2020

Rebecca Ackroyd’s installations haunt our imagination long after we first encounter them. Her arresting piece for the Lyon Biennial is the disintegrating remnants of an aeroplane flight with casts of plastic detritus strewn amongst crumbling body parts. Like a monument to a lifestyle left behind, it hints at a conversation about the environment, our collective past and the direction of our future. I chat to Ackroyd about this work, her installation inside a polytunnel for Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro and the influence of the pandemic on her practice.