Grit in the Oyster
Grit in the Oyster is a body of work by Matt Rowe that represents the often overlooked rituals and aesthetics of carnivalesque culture in the tradi- tional British seaside resort, with a particular focus on the coastal town of Folkestone. For Rowe, this work reflects the town as a cultural space wherethe conventions and boundaries…
Video Art Program[The 58th Program] Matt Rowe
October 24-, 2017-January 14, 2018Bad Omen, 2011, color, sound, 3min.58sec.Archipelago Ghillie, 2016, color, sound, 1min.32sec. The Light and Dark Lurking in the Commonplace As the title suggests, an ominous atmosphere pervades Bad Omen from beginning to end. In the first scene, an enigmatic figure covered with some sort of black material stands at the entrance of a…
Volcanos In The North
Volcanos In The North for Aspex Gallery Make! Believe! Make! exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum.The exhibition was a joint exhibition venture between Aspex Gallery and Portsmouth City Museum, showcasing inventive uses of material and the process used within making contemporary craft.The show asked visitors to consider What drives us as humans to innovate, create and…
Punch The Lard
Adventures in lard! ‘Punch the lard’ is a re enactment of a Tall Tale collected in 2011. The tale speaks of this now mythical lard related custom which is alleged to have grown from the tedium of working in the supermarket industry, where young men pitch themselves against supper refined animal fat.