If a first you don’t succeed tour.., 2015

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Shit artist's impression of If at first you don't succeed tour t-shirt

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T-shirt, 170cm x 130cm 

Starring in his own world tour, Goddard’s If at first you don’t… shows just a selection of the many exhibitions he’s been represented in over the past 10 years. A lack of editing on his part, forcing the t-shirt to become XXXXXL, highlights his pain at leaving any of his achievements off display. As if it could somehow render those not included as insignificant, Goddard questions what forces us to feel we have to play all our trump cards at once. Is it necessary to expose ourselves; our failures, achievements, all in one go? And does holding back conceal hidden truths about a past the artist would rather forget?