MATT Brown (WA) - ACCUMULATE
FRONT Gallery: 2nd - 18TH May 2019
ACCUMULATE intends to examine the non-authoritative potential of multivalent informational systems. The exhibition includes a combination of both hand-rendered and printed materials which together form an encompassing installation and archive.
This archive is a taxonomy of visual data; ambient pieces of image and text which have been retrieved from the digital plane and then stored as physical formats. The archive is not intended to communicate cohesive outcomes; rather, Brown is interested in exploring the ambiguity that such groupings of data can create. This use of indeterminacy stems from a desire to question and challenge the homogenized ways in which we are delivered and consume information today.
Due to a democratization of data and knowledge, historically appropriate methods of archiving and presenting information have become somewhat strange and absurd. My practice involves a process of applying these analog and absurd methods to subjects that cause them to be broken down and become poetic rather than informative and authoritative.
Mimicking particulate forms of 21st century communication – ACCUMULATE is intended to be a collection and space which is able to endure incomprehension whilst confronting reality – an archive that cannot function, yet still offers something through the implication of the viewer within the space.