Matterlurgy

underwater film still of plantlife
sensitives.stream, film still, Matterlurgy, 2021
Caddis Fly Larvae, Underwater Film Still, Matterlurgy, 2021; courtesy the artists
Caddis Fly Larvae, Underwater Film Still, Matterlurgy, 2021; courtesy the artists

Matterlurgy is a collaborative practice between London based artists Helena Hunter and Mark Peter Wright. They work in critical contexts of environmental change, across disciplines and media, combining the production of artworks with co-constructed events and live performance. 

 
Their work has been commissioned and exhibited across international venues and partners including: Delfina Foundation, Tate Modern, Raven Row Gallery, Gazelli Art House, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, ICA, The Showroom Gallery, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), UK Green Film Festival (UK), Bòlit Contemporary Arts Centre (Spain), Mains d’Œuvres (France), ONOMA (Finland), Dalane Kulturfestival (Norway), HIAP Frontiers of Retreat (Helsinki). 
 
Matterlurgy have produced projects about air pollution, river ecosystems, waste, flooding and climate modelling. Artworks have been made with sites including a hydropower station, disused steelworks, a laboratory for ice simulation, an abandoned copper mine, and in galleries and museum collections. They have collaborated with scientists at The University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Sheffield, King’s College London, and Royal Holloway University of London. 
 
Their work has been featured in: Third Text journal, MIMA's interview series Hearing from Artists and the publication Remain by Ioana B. Jucan, Jussi Parikka and Rebecca Schneider (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). Their project Beneath the Signal and Noise is included in the UK Green Guide: Creative Responses to Sustainability, 2021 published by Asia-Europe Foundation.