Terrestrial is an ongoing series of performance works by British artist Howard Matthew. Terrestrial is a one-to-one performance which the viewer observes through a telescope and is accompanied by a ‘soundtrack’ played through a set of headphones. Terrestrial has been performed in a variety of locations and environs, from a nocturnal journey across Nottingham city centre, to a sparse harbour-side quay in Hong Kong, through to an inner city neighbourhood of Cleveland, Ohio.
Terrestrial aims to create with sound and performance the equivalent of what 17th century panorama painters and etchers tried to convey in their work; where private, public and collective histories collide to make up the cityscape or landscape.
Howard Matthew (UK)
Howard Matthew graduated from Dartington College of Arts in 1997 with B.A hons. Visual Performance. Since then he has shown work both nationally and internationally through a variety of media. These have included video, performance and sculptural activity. Recent solo projects have included A Working history Of Slapstick (InBetween Time -festival, Bristol 2006); terrestrial, Geneva 2005 and Blip performed at Fierce Festival Birmingham 2005 and Liverpool Biennial 2004. Howard Matthew lives and works in London.