Matt Hope

British, born 1976

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Matt Hope

British, born 1976

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Once involved in the production of large, elaborate sound systems and electronic music for the English underground party scene, Matt Hope is now based in Beijing, where he engineers mechanical objects and sculptural works comprised of steel, custom hardware, machinery, and audio components. For his “Perfect Cube” series, Hope manufactured solid steel cubes fabricated to sizes that make close analysis of their forms impossible. Microscopic Perfect Cube (2005) is composed of a steel cube that the artist reduced to a hundredth of an inch, combined with a video magnification system to make the object viewable. For Armored Car (2005), Hope decked out his Jeep in steel plates, turning it into a makeshift tank that pointed to the relationship between the automobile, other manufacturing industries, American individualism, and war. More recently Hope took over a gallery space to create Spectrum Divide (2012), a room completely dark to the human eye, but containing sources at one end that emitted light visible to certain machinery.

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Once involved in the production of large, elaborate sound systems and electronic music for the English underground party scene, Matt Hope is now based in Beijing, where he engineers mechanical objects and sculptural works comprised of steel, custom hardware, machinery, and audio components. For his “Perfect Cube” series, Hope manufactured solid steel cubes fabricated to sizes that make close analysis of their forms impossible. Microscopic Perfect Cube (2005) is composed of a steel cube that the artist reduced to a hundredth of an inch, combined with a video magnification system to make the object viewable. For Armored Car (2005), Hope decked out his Jeep in steel plates, turning it into a makeshift tank that pointed to the relationship between the automobile, other manufacturing industries, American individualism, and war. More recently Hope took over a gallery space to create Spectrum Divide (2012), a room completely dark to the human eye, but containing sources at one end that emitted light visible to certain machinery.

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LEAP, and 1 more