Carolyn Thompson

Vague Poetics

3 March – 5 May 2023

MattFlix is delighted to present Vague Poetics, a new commission by Carolyn Thompson.

Vague Poetics is created from and in response to text found within the first 40 Matt’s Gallery whitebooks that were published to accompany exhibitions produced at the gallery from 1983 to 2019.

The narrative of Vague Poetics is compiled from words and sentences lifted from the booklets while the on-screen text describes the source of each excerpt as and when it is spoken. The film consists of three sections from a larger body of fictional texts and essays that appear in the accompanying publication.

This MattFlix release is accompanied by a physical exhibition of the same name at the Outset Archive at Matt’s Gallery, Nine Elms, open from 15 March-16 April 2023. The exhibition includes the film and a new whitebook publication.

Duration 14'4"

Voiceover & Editing: Carolyn Thompson

Commissioned by Matt’s Gallery for MattFlix

With support from Art Fund and Arts Council England

Carolyn Thompson is represented by Eagle Gallery