Saturday, 29 March 2008

Nicola Lane on Interconnected Echoes



New interview with artist Nicola Lane on Interconnected Echoes.

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.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Monday, 17 March 2008

video

In conversation about Derek

Image: Derek Jarman Blue 1993 Courtesy of Basilisk Communications

Derek Jarman curated by Isaac Julien at the Serpentine Gallery continues until April 14th. I would urge you to go and to allocate enough time to watch the films properly.

On Saturday I was honoured to have been asked by Norman Rosenthal to join him and Maggie Hambling and question them both about their memories of Derek.

I recorded the talk which you can download here:

Derek Jarman: Norman Rosenthal and Maggie Hambling at the Serpentine Gallery 15/03/08
(Questions by Matthew Stone)



Friday, 14 March 2008

Political Fashion on SHOWstudio







As part of Nick Knights Political Fashion series for his website SHOWstudio; I made a film that was screened today. The brief was to create a short film that expressed a political thought through fashion.

Click below to see my film.

Matthew STONE - Untitled (Political Fashion)

the possibility of being born




"... NON ENTIA ENIM LICET QUODAMMODO LEVIBUSQUE HOMINIBUS FACILIUS ATQUE INCURIOSIUS VERBIS REDDERE QUAM ENTIA, VERUNTAMEN PIO DILIGENTIQUE RERUM SCRIPTORI PLANE ALITER RES SE HABET: NIHIL TANTUM REPUGNAT NE VERBIS ILLUSTRETUR, AT NIHIL ADEO NECESSE EST ANTE HOMINUM OCULOS PROPONERE UT CERTAS QUASDAM RES, QUAS ESSE NEQUE DEMONSTRARI NEQUE PROBARI POTEST, QUAE CONTRA EO IPSO, QUOD PII DILIGENTESQUE VIRI ILLLAS QUASI UT ENTIA TRACTANT, ENTI NASCENDIQUE FACULTATI PAULULUM APPROINQUANT.


ALBERTUS SECUNDUS
tract. de. cristall. spirit. ed. Clangor. et Collof. lib.I cap.28



In Joseph Knecht's translation:

... For although in a certain sense and for light-minded persons non-existent things can be more easily and irresponsibly represented in words than existing things, for the serious and conscientious historian it is just the reverse. Nothing is harder, yet nothing is more necessary, than to speak of certain things whose existence is neither demonstrable nor probable. The very fact that serious and conscientious men treat them as existing things, bring them a step closer to existence and to the possibility of being born."

(The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse)


Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Collaborative performance in Milan








Opening night collaborative performance curated by Matthew Stone.

Featuring actions, music and video from:

Theo ADAMS
Kerri GALLACHER and Lauren DILLARD (Chupacabra)
Karley SCIORTINO
Matthew STONE
Chycca TATSUMI
Katsunobu YAGUCHI

Installing Milan

Below are a selection of images from my show in Milan:

CONDUITS/Gea POLITI Present:

"The Songs of the Spheres in the Palm of Your Hand"
Matthew STONE