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october, 2020

24oct(oct 24)6:00 pm29(oct 29)4:00 pmFlood Story: Exhibition

Event Details

Flood Story is an exhibition by Matt Fratson exploring memory loss and geological change.

This pop-up brings together a body of print, sculpture, text and immersive new media based work made over the course of the last two years, beginning in a personal place and pivoting around the location of ‘home’ as both a mental and a physical space.

Opening Night –
Saturday 24 October, 6-8pm
All welcome, please share!

Open – Sunday 25 to Thurs 29 October, 10-4

Covid-19 – Please Note –
A maximum of six people will be able to enter the space at once, and masks/face coverings are kindly required. Please observe social distancing.

My practice explores poetic associations and shared language between processes of neurological and geological transformation; anchored by the idea that memory is the fourth dimension of the landscape. This has necessitated an investigation into the ways we utilise memory as the ‘medium of experience’; not only as a tool for exploring the past but a crucial component in forming our identities – a lens through we which we read our way into the present, and respond. This lens is forever exposed to erosion, and central to understanding the ways in which we mediate loss.

‘Flood Story’ is an active journey, beginning in a personal place revisiting the loss of my grandfather to brain cancer; crossing appointments at archives in-person; scouring online databases for found footage and the local community for fractured stories; fossil and contact sound hunting on the Holderness coast; animating 3D scans from my first soft toy and personal possessions from long ago; conversations with neurobiologists and earth science curators; developing typefaces from my childhood handwriting; and digitizing molds from stones and stencils.

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24 (Saturday) 6:00 pm - 29 (Thursday) 4:00 pm