Mathew Parkin works with moving image, exhibition making, text and image making. He is particularly concerned with which bodies matter, the political potential of telling lived experience in public, sex, and how to show solidarity through working and thinking together physically and digitally. Recent videos have explicitly been about a trip to see a Felix Gonzalez-Torres exhibition in Ireland, dancing in clubs, lesbian parenting, social work, the early gay scene in Manchester, economic, domestic and sexual relationships on a dairy farm, you make me feel mighty real, Eileen Myles, mood, non-verbal oral sounds, and muddy dog walking.
Mathew Parkin is from Wakefield, UK. Recent projects include AMIF 2018, LUX Scotland, Glasgow (2018); Young London, V22, London (2018); slope-tend-big, Grand Union, Birmingham, (2016); This Is It, Isn’t It?, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead (2016); Like a floral knife, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh (2016); I Believe in you, IMT Gallery, London (2016); Film Open touring, Spike Island, Bristol, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Transmission, Glasgow, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, S1 Artspace, Sheffield and the ICA, London (2015); Group Occupation Residency, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall (2015); Still Wearing Each Other When Alone, Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2014); 45683968, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds (2014); but it could be a Levi’s advert(With Tom Ireland), Flatfile, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2014). Parkin was a participant of The Syllabus programme 2015/16 and the MFA programme at Glasgow School of Art 2016 – 18.