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mh RESIDENCY #08

TAKAYUKI MATSUMOTO & JOSEPH MOORE
MARCH 1 - APRIL 10, 2022

OPEN STUDIO I APRIL 8, 9, 1
 
9x10x17.5 32:12:59
a site-specific mixed media collaborative project

PROJECT STATEMENT

We are prompted to act according to the signs and structures of our environment. These often latent rules afford and constrain potential observations and actions in a given place; they give the place its character. We ask, what could be realized about a location if attention is given to its most mundane and overlooked details? It is our belief that those small details bear traces of the customs and “laws” that define the place. Using video, sculpture, and readymade we will carefully observe and record the seemingly imperceptible details of the exhibition space at mh PROJECT nyc from March 1st until April 10th.


From the artists:

We are prompted to act according to the signs and structure of our environment. These often latent rules afford and constrain perceptions and actions in a given place; they give the location its character. In 9x10x17.5 32:12:59 we turn our attention to the small and overlooked details of the exhibition space, representing and drawing attention to those elements with video, text, and other forms of notational record keeping. Even in these often neglected details, we find evidence of the laws and customs that define the environment.



Takayuki Matsuo is a conceptual artist based in New York City. He graduated from the Musashino Cooking College, and studied at The Art and Architecture School of Waseda University, in Tokyo. His main works are found objects based on observation, collection, and documentation on the street. Based on the philosophy of Zhuangzi and archeological methods, by focusing on things that are no longer needed for society, and treating them as subjects rather than mere materials, he aims to discover possibilities from useless objects and to question their value to the world.

Joseph Moore is an artist who lives and works in New York. His practice utilizes a variety of techniques and media, from chemical photography to computer networks. His recent projects investigate photography’s history, materiality, and relationship to the human and non-human. His work has been exhibited in venues such as The NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Microscope Gallery, NY, NY; Arebyte, London, England; The New Museum, NY, NY; and is found in such collections as The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell. He received his B.F.A. from The Atlanta College of Art and his M.F.A. from Bennington College.



www.mattsuo.com
http://joseph-moore.com