Because It All Shifts
An installation by Mathew Paul Jinks
September 13 – October 12, 2008
Saturday September 13th – 7pm to 11pm
Second Bedroom Project Space presents Because It All Shifts, an installation by artist Mathew Paul Jinks. Based upon memory fragments, Mathew will create a room size diorama that offsets the myth of personal history against that of a fabled cricket match.
From the artist:
“A cracked riverbed near to the scene of Paul Anthony Jink’s death in 1988 is re-imagined as a field of play. The summer of 1988 was the summer of the ‘Four Captains’ heralding the English Cricket teams defeat against the West Indies. Catastrophe and trauma are players in this game. A personal autobiographical text and textual analysis of this defeat are offset against each other, the denouement overseen by the embodiment of the umpire.”
Mathew Paul Jinks is an International artist based in Chicago, utilizing video, sound, sculpture and performance to explore themes of myth, belief systems, loss and memory. Mathew completed his undergraduate studies at The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland U.K, in 2005. He then moved to the U.S and completed his MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. Mathew has exhibited both in the U.K and the U.S and has solo shows planned for 2009 in Chicago at both Green Lantern Gallery and Gallery 400 ‘At The Edge Series’.