Jennet Thomas at Matt’s Gallery
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Jennet Thomas at Matt’s Gallery
All Suffering SOON TO END!, Jennet Thomas

All Suffering SOON TO END!, Jennet Thomas

Dates: 14 April-6 June | Location: Matt’s Gallery, London

Jennet Thomas’ first exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, All Suffering SOON TO END!, comprises narrative film and installation which incorporates sculpture, sound and performance.

Thomas has reconstructed the gallery into two interconnecting chambers. The first is the Dark Chamber in which a 30 minute film plays continuously. Escalating into a series of surprising and rhythmic variations, the film depicts a number of elaborate parallel worlds which become increasingly absurd and disturbing. The second Purple Chamber entered only through the first, houses a further alternate world, theatrically enclosed in purple tickertape tinsel. Key motifs depicted in the film are exaggerated and distorted—as if by centuries of mistranslation—into sculptural and sound installations, inhabited on occasion by performative presences.

Jennet Thomas takes a contemporary evangelical pamphlet as her inspiration. The pamphlet describes the ‘the end of days,’ and is both tender and lyrical in part, then suddenly savagely violent and ridiculous. A speculative exploration into cultural forms of ‘belief’ and representation, this darkly comic work satirizes the persuasive rhetoric of fanaticism, and begs the question: WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO RULE? AND WHOSE RULE IS RIGHT?

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