04.05.18 – 29.06.18
Van Eyck alumnus Mathew Kneebone shows what he's been up to since his residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie at Rib, Rotterdam.
For Curse of The Walking Techbane at Rib, Mathew Kneebone explores the metaphysical meanings attributed to malfunction and technical complexity. Works on show link human energy fields, magnetism, and auras with machines through video loops of homopolar motors, troubleshooting monologues, electro-photograms, 19th-century aura viewing fluids, dysfunctional prototypes, and musical lights. With voice work performed by Abe Bernstein, Lisa Sniderman, Brian Vouglas, and Susannah Wood.
Mathew Kneebone (1982) lives and works in San Francisco, California. He graduated from the Werkplaats Typografie in 2014 and in the same year was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie, the Netherlands. He explores the history of electrical innovation and the cultural mechanisms that end-users adopt to cope with its change. His research correlates technical-complexity, malfunction, and user-anxieties with mythology, superstition, and science fiction. This manifests through writing and drawing which informs the creation of his electronic installations and performances. He has given talks and workshops at the AA School, London UK (2011); Central Saint Martins, London UK (2016); Kunstverein, Amsterdam NL (2015); Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam NL (2015); and has recently shown work at De Fabriek, Eindhoven, NL (2017); Museum Dr. Guislain, BE (2017); Sitterwerk, St. Gallen, CH (2016); Typojanchi Biennial, Seoul, KR (2015–2016). His writing has been published in The Serving Library, OASE Journal for Architecture, and Luca School of Art amongst others.
4 May - 29 June 2018