Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Chris Howe

Matthew Stone limited edition artwork available.
This screenprint of Chris is available in an edition of 50 hand signed, 42 x 59cm
on heavy-weight paper for £200 + postage.

email: ArtShaman@gmail.com

Friday, 14 December 2007


I was shown round Moscow by Roman Mazurenko who runs an amazing Russian online magazine called LAM (Look at Me).

"Look at me" quite literally in this issue. He put me on the cover.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

ICA Talk - The way we work

On the 19th of November I contributed to a series of talks on collaboration at the I.C.A. When I was preparing I talked through a lot of my ideas with Chycca, so in the end we decided she should speak too.

An mp3 of our section can be found here:

Matthew Stone & Chycca Tatsumi - The Way We Work (Collaboration) - I.C.A London - 19/11/07

Simon Costin at the V & A

On Friday 30th of November at the V&A Museum, Simon Costin, internationally respected set designer who does Gareth Pugh's shows, collaborated with the English National Ballet School on a performance piece. Gareth and I dj'ed in the foyer..

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Interconnected Echoes

I have a new blog titled "Interconnected Echoes". You can find it here:


Interconnected Echoes functions as a basis for a series of interviews that ask people I admire big questions. As the interviews go along everybody questioned adds a question. These questions in turn become the basis of future interviews. Each question will link back to the answers of the person who asked it.

Friday, 23 November 2007

Last pictures from Greece

Javier Peres –

"Matthew you disappeared for hours on the island yesterday...where did you go?? I heard it had something to do with a goat, a paper skirt and Terence KOH? Care to explain?"

Matthew Stone -

"Ha-ha! I think on closer examination of the photos it’s a sheep! Do you think that if we print that it’s a goat it will be? Well we drove out to the beach and did beach things, we drank pink champagne and sandy tequila, threw stones in the sea to decry the lack of talent in the world, laughed a lot and then drove back to the beautiful hotel listening to electroclash (did you know Frank Sinatra is dead?). On route, we kept stopping and taking photos of each other. Pretty standard for happy holidays I think! The first place we pull up to is a little church and when we get to the foot of it there is a little white goat waiting for us; only it’s dead. So we are like.. “What the fuck!?”, but only in a celebratory sense. Because weirdly. It wasn’t surprising.

I was taught long ago that in the right company, under the right sky, these things just… well.. happen.

Then we left the goat and raced onwards chasing the sun over the hills and down a steep cliff to a private beach. Terence paid the guy who claimed he owned the beach €100 just to let us scramble down this almost sheer face. It was worth it though, because as we climbed down onto the rocky beach, we saw the top lip of the sun gasp a final breath of Grecian air and then as the sun drowned, Terence stepped into the sea wearing the Comme des Garçons paper skirt.

It seems the sea is a fan of couture because she claimed most of it."

These images and the text are an excerpt from an interview with Javier Peres featured in this month's i-D magazine.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Last Friday I felt lucky to attend a tea party hosted by Scottee, Chycca Tatsumi and The-o. Scottee serves a beautiful battenburg cake.

More details can be found on The-O's blog.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

More installation shots

My good friend Todd Hart's entrance to the bloggerati arrived with his hugely popular blog
DalstonOxfamShop. He recently sent me these installation shots after visiting Athens. I thought they gave a better indication of the angles and the structure that supported the final install.

Monday, 22 October 2007

Tears from the eye of the storm

This new work is in a group show in Athens titled "Gravity's Rainbow". The top image shows the final install and the second the original image. Full details of the show can be found below.

Gravity's Rainbow

October 20 - November 24, 2007

Peres Projects Athens

15 Leonidou
10437 Athens Greece

Group show GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, its title taken from that of the famed postmodern Thomas Pynchon novel, includes several new works by the following artists:

Paul LEE
Matthew STONE
Marcus KNUPP

Opening Hours: Thursday - Friday 5 - 9PM Saturday - Sunday 2 - 9PM and by appointment

For further information or reproductions please contact Peres Projects Berlin at tel. +49 30 6162 6962 or athens@peresprojects.com.

Peres Projects Athens presents Gravity's Rainbow as part of ReMap KM, a collaborative project running parallel to the 1st International Athens Biennial. For more information visit http://www.remapkm.com

Special thanks to Daytona Visual for the printing.

Friday, 19 October 2007

Javier Peres in Dazed & Confused

This picture of Javier Peres was shot in Mykonos. It takes up a glorious two pages in the current issue of Dazed & Confused. One area in the image was blurred slightly for reasons I simply can't imagine. Here it is in all its unedited glory...

Chycca Tatsumi

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Last few from NY

These pictures are mainly from a performance Theo and I did in association with Javier Peres's Daddy Magazine at the New York Art Book Fair.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Feral Kingdom

This film was created colaboratively with The-O (Theo Adams) for a group show at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts.

Youtube video compression isn't great, it was actually shot HD with a lot of help from artist James Balmforth.

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Monday, 24 September 2007

The Opening

Third Installation

This image of Tara also formed part of a installation hanging from the ceiling of the dark basement of AsiaSongSociety.

This shot details the installation of the film in the basement.

Asia Song Society

Installation view 1.

Installation view 2.

Video piece from show.

The following text was presented with the work. More images to follow.

"In each age there arise various collectively held truths. History perennially defines them only to systematically destroy and replace them anew. With hindsight we cast light upon their naivety and misunderstanding.

I propose that with a trans-historical awareness we can consciously commandeer these processes to interrupt, knowingly determine and therefore each creatively pre-empt future history as we see fit in it's imminent conception. I do not seek to propose any doctrine or fixed ideological system, definitions of any kind seem but a death to all other possibilities.

It has become apparent that we might not just let history occur. With access to a library of infinite possibility, we will make it happen."

Matthew Stone compiled the text above from iChat conversations that took place between himself and Kathryn Garcia between 12/07/07 and 11/09/07.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Tianhuang Dadi

At the request of Terence KOH for the duration of my show at AsiaSongSociety, I have assumed a new Chinese name:

Tianhuang Dadi

Please be in attendance this Saturday.


Briefly in London

New York II