The work of Mat Glenn and Lucas Glenn explores the ambiguous nature of ecology. It explores the scary and unknown future that faces human and non-humankind. The artists intervene in the lives of found objects and digital materials. With their help the artists create multimedia installations, sculptures, and new media works. Often using difficult vocabularies. Mat Glenn and Lucas Glenn use the severe visual language of sports, the verbiage of online gaming, and aesthetics from popular science-fiction and fringe fantasy.
Their work presents a space for human bodies to negotiate preconceptions of species, hierarchies and ecological connectivity. Human-centred attitudes rely on dualities. Human and nonhuman. Life and matter. Subject and object. Their work aims to destabilize the space between these dualities. Something like a trapdoor into a networked, unstable, and mysteriously interconnected world.
My Horse Was Hit By Lightningwill be on view at the Alternator from September 20 to November 2, 2019. An opening reception will be held from 6-8pm on September 20.