Mathew Parkin @ IMT Gallery, Apr 7 – May 15

, 6 April 2016

Mathew Parkin is presenting solo show I believe in you at London’s IMT Gallery, opening April 7 and running May 15.

At the core of the exhibition is a film following a pilgrimage to see a show of Felix Gonzalez-Torres in Belfast. The movie, according to the show’s text, is a sincere attempt to articulate a personal language of desire and intimacy. It combines footage from webcam and iPhone.

The artist, who is interested in coming in to contact with what he sees and likes the look of, will also include a series of interventions, such as providing lube, and tea and coffee, as the month progresses to compliment the film. In this respect then the viewers will become users rather than only spectators and Parkin will continue his exploration of care, transmittance and articulation of experience as a surface —this time the surface acting as the exhibition structure itself.

There will be accompanying music by Simon Boase in a work titled ‘The Punishment of Luxury’.

See the FB event page for details.**

Mathew Parkin, instagram image (2016). Courtesy the artist
Mathew Parkin, instagram image (2016). Courtesy the artist.