Matt Gale

My practice explores the changing nature of the relationships we have with our bodies, other organisms and the environment. I am curious about the human impulse to change, control and manage our environments; the very trait that has resulted in our success as a species, yet conversely continues to create our biggest problems. It is the unexpected consequences of our actions and how we manage to accommodate the unexpected and, sometimes, unwelcome results that particularly attracts my attention. I am also fascinated by how we perceive the natural world and use concepts of ‘natural’ as filters to critically examine human activities. My work aims to align art and science through a shared purpose of describing human experience, while unhinging certainty by disturbing the familiar.

Project work at STEAMhouse has focused on improving my welding skills and developing means to create more modular elements that allow me to reconfigure sculptural and installation pieces.