Swete Brethe

Matt’s Gallery
Oct 15th – Nov 28th 2021
Offsite at United States Embassy, Nine Elms + online at mattsgallery.org

Sited at the boundary line of the U.S. Embassy in Nine Elms, Wandsworth, the installation is comprised of large-scale sculptural elements: a windsock and an anemometer, both tools for measuring wind speed and/or direction, that simultaneously modulate the tempo of a sonic work that can be listened to at mattsgallery.org

Heralding the launch of Matt’s gallery’s new space in Nine Elms Swete Brethe borrows its title from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue (1387-1400) in which the narrative is established amidst the arrival of the allegorical West Wind. The intangible nature of this invisible force, that can be felt but not seen, provides a means to examine the emblematic power and change to the local ecology that the U.S. Embassy brought with it upon its relocation to Nine Elms in 2017.

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