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Mathew Borrett – “Rooms”

“Sleeping With The Windows Open”, 2003

.“The Ground Came In Quietly”, 2002

“I guess maybe I’m a frustrated architect”
Mathew Borrett er ikke uddannet kunstner, og forestillede sig i lang tid at han skulle blive arkitekt. Men hans college roommate gik på arkitektskolen, og refererede altid til den som ren “archi-torture”. Så han droppede tankerne og har en fornemmelse af at han rent faktisk er lykkeligere som den ‘drømmende arkitekt’ – “I get to do more exciting projects, I think”. Og det har han en vis pointe i.

Jeg synes hans billedserie “Rooms” er meget gode, på trods af at de er enormt enkle. Og så giver titlerne faktisk lidt mening. Læs et længere interview her.

I haven’t really read a lot of philosophy, though I did read a book called The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard — that was a really cool book. I think I’ve always had a strong sense of how a place feels, especially as a kid. And I don’t so much now, but I used to have a dream life that at times felt more extensive, somehow, than my waking life. I would see things far more vividly in dreams than through my eyes when I was awake. I often try to capture those sorts of feelings, where I feel like a place in a dream is a living thing somehow or that a forest or a city’s got some kind of consciousness to it.”Citat

“Hiding Places”, 2003“A Nightmare Remembered 17 Years Later”, 2003
“The Ground Came In Quietly”, 2002


“Hiding Places”, 2003

“At Night He Hid”, 2003


“Myriad Ways To Wake Up”, 2003

“Some Memories Are Flooded”, 2003

“Elemental Revenge Laboratory”, 2003

“Dreams And Grains Of Sand”, 2003

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