Matthew Bamber, CAT
Opening: 20 May 2015 at 6.00 pm
Exhibition will be open to 25th May
Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka, Zaruskiego 1a Street
Matthew Bamber creates installations using video recordings of windows taken from inside places of cultural interest. As a medium, film enables the viewer a prolonged and controlled study of the windows he chooses and the views they show. Putting these windows on film allows a deeper contemplation; their static camerawork and minimal action focuses attention on everyday life and objects in ways that don’t often happen in reality.
Here, Matthew will be showcasing new video installations made during his residency in the Centre of Artistic Creativity in Ustka alongside pieces created in the UK. Matthew has explored the urban landscape of Ustka and Słupsk as a site of human (inter)action; a place where historical and cultural processes have left their mark. For this exhibition, locations chosen in Utska include Kurhaus Pavillion, Centrum Aktywności Twórczej and an abandoned factory. Elsewhere, the view from a window at an historic granary, owned and used as a temporary gallery space by the Słupsk Museum, is on display. This exhibition also introduces layers of sound and sculpture as experimental counterpoints.
Also shown here are works made since 2012 including a view from the desk of internationally celebrated poet and writer Dylan Thomas and Aglais io Window (Hall I’ th’ Wood), recorded in a 16th-century manor house in Northern England.