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Matthew Tickle: Onboard Marlow 26–28 April 2013 | Hyper Passive, In Camera, Shock 7 September–2 October 2005 | What the eye canít see the heart canít grieve for 8 February–21 March 2004 | Idyll 15 September–14 November 1999 | Conversion (BACKSPACE) 18–22 November 1998 | Scrutiny 21 June–13 August 1995 | Publications | Artist’s Website

Matthew Tickle | Onboard Marlow | 26–28 April 2013 | Private view: Friday 26 April, 6–9pm, The Ragged School Towpath Café, Regents Canal E3 4RR

Image courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London.

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Private view: Friday 26 April, 6–9pm
6–8pm: Drinks at The Ragged School Towpath Café,
  Regents Canal (behind Matt’s Gallery) E3 4RR
8–9pm: Illuminated canal-side walk following
  Marlow to its mooring at Limehouse Basin E14 8EG

Exhibition: Saturday 27 April–Sunday 28 April, 6–9pm
 on Marlow, moored at Limehouse Basin

A Fordham Gallery exhibition in collaboration with Matt's Gallery.

100 Geiger Counters will fire 100 strobes in response to background radiation.

Onboard Marlow is a collapsed version of Tickle’s 2004 piece What The Eye Can’t See The Heart Can’t Grieve For in which 100 Geiger Counters and strobes where distributed about the buildings of the Campus of Queen Mary University of London in Mile End. At night the buildings scintillated flashes from within a hundred rooms.

On board Marlow, the brilliant strobe flashes triggered by background radiation will be crammed in as close to one-another as may be physically possible, delivering an intense tumult of light that can only be looked at obliquely or from a considerable distance.

The work will be suspended within the hull of Marlow as if floating. Marlow will be the bearer and ‘vessel’ of this passage from the invisible and unfelt to the sensual and intense.

During the private view the boat will travel from Matt’s Gallery to Limehouse Basin at night when the flashes will illuminate the banks and towpaths of the canal.

This exhibition contains strobe lighting.

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Nearest tubes to Ragged School Towpath Cafe:
Mile End, Stepney Green
Travel from Limehouse Basin:
Limehouse DLR, Shadwell Overgound


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Born London 1964, British. Lives and works in London Studied 1989–90 Slade School of Fine Art, London (Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Sculpture) and 1987–89 West Surrey College of Art and Design (BA (Hons) Sculpture) Solo Exhibitions 2006 Punctum and Nebula, Hull Art Lab, Hull 2004 Nothing will come of nothing, Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich; Semi-Rhythm, Whitechapel Project Space, London; What the eye canít see the heart canít grieve for, a temporary public artwork at Queen Mary, University of London 1999 Idyll, Mattís Gallery, London 1995 Scrutiny, Matt’s Gallery, London Group Exhibitions 2005 Fiona Crisp, Matthew Tickle, Phillip Warnell, Matt’s Gallery, London 2003 Revision, Pitfield Street, London; Donít start from the good old things but the bad new ones, Whitechapel Project Space, London 2002 The Green Room, Percy Miller Gallery, London 2001 Dead-wall Reverie, Five Years, London, curated by Valerie Sutton 2000 Tourist, site-specific project commissioned by Space Explorations, London [catalogue] 1998/99 Furniture, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, John Hansard, Southampton and Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool [catalogue] 1998 BACKSPACE, Matt’s Gallery, London 1997 In Residence, In Transit, The Stanley Picker Gallery for the Arts, Kingston University 1996/7 Plastic, Richard Salmon Gallery, London; Arnolfini, Bristol; Walsall Museum & Art Gallery, Walsall [catalogue] 1996 High Rise, Space Explorations at 110 Euston Road, London [catalogue] 1995 Animale Domestici, Hollandstraat 20, Antwerp 1994 Tight, The Tannery, London; 1 million cubic feet, Space Explorations, Holborn Old Town Hall 1993 Mehr Licht (with Marcus Eisenmann), Goethe Institute, London; Hull Town Dock Museum as part of the Hull Sculpture Symposium 1992 Public installation at the Electric Light Station, presented by Space Explorations 1990 Work commissioned by the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London as part of ĎWhitechapel Artists Awards 1990í; Public installation at the Old Royal Observatory, London, presented by Space Explorations; Public installation at the British Rail Arch, Beck Road, London, presented by Space Explorations Scholarships, awards and residencies 2004 Cocheme Fellowship, Byam Shaw 2002 ESPRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Grant 2001 Calouste Gulbenkien Foundation Research Grant 2000 LAB Visual Arts Fund: Artists 1995 Arts Foundation Fellowship 1994 Rachel Whiteread / K Foundation Award 1991 Whitechapel Artistsí Award 1989/90 The Picker Fellowship in Sculpture at Kingston Polytechnic 1989 Boise Travel Scholarship Teaching (part-time) since 1993 includes MA Art & Architecture, University of East London; MFA Sculpture, Slade, University College London; BA Fine Art, Middlesex University; BA Fine Art, Ruskin School, University of Oxford; BA Fine Art, Norwich School of Art; Wimbledon School of Art, University of the Arts, London

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2005 Fiona Crisp, Matthew Tickle, Phillip Warnell, Helen Sumpter, Time Out, issue 1831, 21-28 December; Fiona Crisp/Matthew Tickle/Phillip Warnell, Sarah James, Art Monthly, issue 290, October; Lighting up the background, Colin Martin, nature magazine, issue 437, 6 October 2005 Matthew Tickle, Sally O’Reilly, Art Monthly, Issue 274, March; Just sugaring the pill?, Miria Swain, Mute, issue 27, Winter/ Spring 2000 Matthew Tickle/ Matt’s Gallery, Catherine O’Shea, What’s On, 3 November ; Matthew Tickle at Matt’s Gallery, James Hall, Artforum, January; Matthew Tickle at Matt’s, Janet Koplos, Art in America, February; Art of the Luminous, Roy Exley, CVA, Issue 25, 1999 Matthew Tickle: Idyll, London Zok, Issue No. 17, November; Matthew Tickle, Evening Standard, 5 November; Matthew Tickle, Laura Moffat, Art Monthly, No 231, November; London Art Notices, Sacha Craddock,, November; Matthew Tickle, Martin Herbert, Time Out, No.1523, 27 October; Idyll, The Independent, 3 October; Idyll, Space, The Guardian, 16 September; Choice of the Week, The Guide, The Guardian, 11 September; High-Rise, David Barrett, Art Monthly, No.226, May; High-Rise, Mark Currah, Time Out, 15 May; Furniture I and II, Lisa Panting, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 23; Furniture, Deborah Schultz, Art Monthly, No. 225, April; 1996 Plastic, Jonathan Jones, Untitled, No. 12, Winter; ARTS, The Times, 10 September; Visual Arts , Adrian Searle, The Guardian, 27 August; Plastic, Sarah Kent, Time Out, Volume 1358, 28 August Publications 2005 What The Eye Can’t See The Heart Can’t Grieve For, a DVD documenting the temporary public artwork, with accompanying booklet of essays by Dr Fay Dowker and Sally O’Reily, published by Matt’s Gallery, London 2001 Idyll, a book-work with accompanying essay: ‘Installation and Photography: Matthew Tickle’s Idyll’ by Michael Newman, published by Matt’s Gallery, London, ISBN 0 907623 36 0 2000 Tourist, text by Steven Spier, published by Space Explorations, ISBN 0 9531 68913 1999 Furniture, texts by Martin Herbert, Joan Key, and Paul Heber-Percy, published by Richard Salmon Gallery, London, ISBN 1 873550 11 1; Space Explorations, texts by Penelope Curtis, Mel Gooding, Mark Currah and David Barrett, published by Space Explorations, London, ISBN 0 9531689 0 5 1996 Plastic, text by Neil Cummings, with foreword by Joan Key & Paul Heber-Percy, published by Richard Salmon Gallery, London, ISBN 1 873550 01

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