EXHIBITION: 7-14 July 2023 Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool

The Material Matters collective presents Here To Become an exhibition and series of events at the Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool, UK from 7- 14th July 2023.

Preview: Thursday 6 July 6.30-9.00pm
Exhibition Open: 7-14 July 12-6pm daily

In our first major show as a new co-operative our work will occupy the Bridewell’s two galleries.

Here to Become exhibition poster

John Elcock will present a new kinetic sculpture whose enigmatic form, at giant scale, seeks to weigh human souls in a chilling metaphor for nuclear annihilation.

Angelo Madonna further explores his work on body-duality, his created forms presenting a kind of living alter-ego of the self: fragile works, that play with elemental forces of fire, water and air.

Also literally taking inspiration (‘re-spirare’ It.– departing, going, to breathe the last breath) from these forces, Silvia Battista invokes ritual practice to imagine a mythological, speculative fiction: centred on a series of works which powerfully and beautifully present an alternative semiotics.

Patric Rogers presents a startling geological examination of human identity, deconstructing the figure in 3D to argue for a re-appreciation of the contribution that landscape itself has on both our physical and spiritual manifestation.

‘Here to Become’ is an Independents Biennial event responding to the theme of the 2023 Liverpool Biennial ‘uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things’ whose theme addresses the history and temperament of our city and its call for ancestral forms of knowledge, wisdom and healing.

The exhibition will be accompanied by artists’ talks and a discussion.

Please check online listings, social media and the Material Matters website for updates.