"Moss can trace a lineage through Dadaist performances, silent movie slapstick (...) Her indefatigable spirit in the face of the landscape’s blank stare of indifference is comparable to the iconic Winnie in Beckett ‘s Happy Days, baking in the sun as she sits buried in sand. Finding peace with the ultimate absurdity of the universe gives us the strength to persist. In 2015 Moss had plenty of time to ponder this as an artist-in-residence trapped on a container ship in the Pacific Ocean held offshore with no prospect of landing due to the shipping company’s bankruptcy."

 

David Andrews, Moving Image Art London Blog, 2021

 

 

"It’s little surprise that the work of Rebecca Moss has frequently been spoken of in the same breath as Dada-inspired artists like Jim Moir (better known as Vic Reeves) thanks to its mixture of absurdist humour, playfulness, randomness and finely tuned wit. Her pieces are mostly in video and performance, and occasionally have been created through sheer, nigh-on-unbelievable circumstance rather than planning—like the time she intended to create a comedic floating art project but found herself stranded on a 65,000-tonne ship off the coast of Japan."

Emily Gosling, Elephant Art Magazine, 2020

 

 

"Rebecca Moss is interested in moments of disruption, chaos and failure (…) Seemingly haphazard and unprocessed – but in fact deliberately executed – her gestures subversively set the ridiculous and banal against the monumental and sublime."

 

Anna Smolak, Future Generation Art Prize, 2017