Christopher Matthews - Untitled Video Portraits (2017/ present)
Christopher Matthews’ work is rooted where popular culture collides with art histories and techniques. Shown for the first time in Brighton - as part of Brighton Digital Festival - this screen-based digital piece is about the music video, drawing on familiar values, like rhythm, editing and length, whilst focussing on the performance within the video. The videos are played without the sound so that the subject - the body and its gestures - becomes more present; the music only exists in the physical performance. By masking the gender of the singer and introducing Christopher’s (white mid-30s) male body, he aims to highlight the codes of gender and sexuality.
Matthews will be leading a panel discussion on Monday 21 October where participants will also have the opportunity to experience digital installation Walk 4 Me made in collaboration with performance coder Naoto Hieda.
Saturday 12 - Friday 25 October, presented on video screens from 12pm in The Marlborough Pub until pub closure.
Presented at The Marlborough Theatre by South East Dance, New Queers on the Block and Brighton Digital Festival 2019. Supported by Arts Council England.