Mat Chivers. Migrations

Curators: Anne-Marie St-Jean-Aubre and Jean-François Bélisle

About —

The Musée d’art de Joliette presents British sculptor Mat Chivers’ first solo exhibition in Canada. This project, called Migrations, explores relationships between recent progress in Articifial Intelligence and the consequent philosophical implications for us.

This project is made possible through the participation of Element AI, Duchesne Lac-Mégantic, Serge Genest, USIMM, Concordia University, Figure 55, C2 Montreal and UNTTLD.

Biography —

The work of British visual artist Mat Chivers looks at how the fundamental phenomena that exist below the surface of things inform the way we experience the world around us. The process of making utilises combinations of analogue and digital technologies in works that embody a hybridisation of old-world and contemporary envisioning and fabrication processes in order to explore the nature of perception and action. Mat Chivers participated in residencies in Italy (2016), South Africa (2014) and England (2013 and 2009). His work is shown regularly in Europe in solo and group exhibitions. In 2014, he was commissioned to do a sculpture project for the new Mathematical Institute building at Oxford University. He developed the project with mathematicians and after a residency at that institute, a method of working that is emblematical of his approach.