Mathieu Briand | When our heart sink deeply on the uncanny island
10 August – 7 September 2019
Mathieu Briand is a Melbourne-based artist born in Marseille, France. Briand has participated in international group and solo exhibitions in major museums such as Centre Pompidou, Paris, Tate Modern, London, Jumex Foundation, Mexico City, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, ICC, Tokyo, Moca, Taipei, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, MACBA, Barcelona and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
His work has been presented in Australia at CCP, Melbourne, ACMI, Melbourne and Carriageworks, Sydney.
Briands utopian poetic island project: Et in Libertalia Ego, has shown in solo exhibitions at La Maison Rouge, Paris and MONA, Tasmania.
He has created permanent installations including Eternal Garden, Back to Zhong Guo – Fools Move Mountains Nanling, China, and SYS*017.ReR*06/PiG-EqN\15*25, for the 21st Century Contemporary Art Museum, Kanazawa, Japan.
When our heart sink deeply on the uncanny island explores the connection between our perceptive reality and fractures of imagination and encourages viewers to question their relationship with technology and nature, modernity and roots.
Briand develops an immersive story over the three levels of MARS Gallery : using animatronic android sculptures, that he calls A-droyx, and new works across a multitude of mediums including photography, 3D image prints, sculptures and video.
Briand showed the A-droyx sculptures at the Lyon’s Biennale and Grenoble Museum, France before going to his small island laboratory off the coast of Madagascar where he has based a photographic series on the sculptures.