Matt Golden at BALTIC 39 from 25-29 Jan and Limoncello Show until 11th Feb

  • Matt Golden has been busy with two shows, one with Natsue for four days only at Baltic 39 under the name Golden Family.
    His own show at Limoncello is titled ‘BISONS’. Under the Golden Family moniker, Matt presents ‘He Who Eats The Durian Smells Of Durian’ (2017), a series of photographs in collaboration with Natsue Ikeda and their daughter Nanaho, documenting Juan Carlode's travels in remote parts of the world where he immerses himself in unfamiliar territories. Through the anachronistic, the spiritual and sacred, Carlode attempts to remedy his growing feelings of disconnect with the modern world: his chronicles include the drug-induced spiritual healing of a sick woman in the Malay jungle; journeying with Aboriginal communities along the Fraser and Nicola rivers of British Columbia and walking the mountain path from which Issa, the Haiku poet, drew inspiration. The resulting photographs have been serialised as standalone images in contemporary style magazines Wonderland and Rollacoaster. The magazines temporarily frame these deliberately timeless and romantic images within a modern vernacular. Here, removed from the magazines, the twenty images are mounted on a vertical wooden stage that has been built from the floorboards of Golden’s studio, which itself was once a venue for live music. More info