7 February – 1 April 2001
The gallery has become the physical landscape of a night's television. All sources of natural light have been removed and numerous entertainment options pulse before the viewer.
Black Gold programmes include:
Gameshow: Jim Prince rides the Super Escalator.
Transport Cafe: A soap opera for older people.
Inside Colonel Parker: At home with Colonel Tom Parker, showman.
Jailbreak: Documentary on Charles Bronson, prisoner.
Press and Hold Birds: Wildlife.
Lancaster Fishmonger Complaint: Public access slot.
Snuff: By drowning.
Gacy: Straight to video monologue about the physical imitation of a serial killer.
Black Gold is Nathaniel Mellors’ first exhibition for Matt’s Gallery, and his first solo show.
Nathaniel Mellors was born in Doncaster in 1974. He studied at the Ruskin School, Oxford University and is currently in the final year of his Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art.
Mellors’ work was selected for New Contemporaries in both 1999 and 2000.