9 March 2005 - 16 April 2005
Opening Reception 9 March 2005 8pm
Produced in 2003, during the lead-up to the war with Iraq, Matthew Suib’s Cocked consists of meticulously edited scenes from a dozen spaghetti westerns to create a seamless and seemingly endless ‘standoff’ between a large number of cowboys. A succession of squints, glares, deadly stares and itchy trigger fingers form a nuanced, almost ambient narrative.
Philadelphia-based media artist Matthew Suib has exhibited installations, video and audio works and photographs internationally at venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Kunstwerke (Berlin), Images Festival (’02, ’05, Toronto), and PS1 Contemporary Art Centre (NYC). Most recently, his work Cosmic Microwave Background with New Humans was exhibited in collaboration with Brooklyn-based collective New Humans at Apex Art (NYC).
Presented in association with the 18th annual Images Festival, April 7th – 16th, 2005.
For more information please visit www.imagesfestival.com.