Matthew Verdon

  1. Clouds must have weight because water has weight

    2019

    T5 grow lights controlled by an algorithm based on the daily changes in the share prices of cloud data storage providers Amazon, Google and Microsoft, tomato plants, nutrient film technique hydroponic systems, netting

    Photo: Benjamin Westoby

    Courtesy: KELDER 

  2. Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?

    2019

    Switch of the power supply of an exhibition space to 100% renewable energy

  3. Semper sativa

    2019

    Hemp seeds, heating pipe couplers, latex tulips

    Photo: Benjamin Westoby

    Courtesy: KELDER

  4. Icarus radiolaria and Icarus siphonophore

    2019

    Coconut coir, peacock feathers, tripod

    Coconut coir, perlite, pheasant feathers, metal rod

    Photo: Benjamin Westoby

    Courtesy: KELDER

  5. Oikos Logos

    2018

    Collabortaive studio residency with Hannah Rowan and Gregory Herbert, curated by Will Clarke

    A festivalistic laboratory that developed research through practice. The artists worked with live organisms such as algae, wheatgrass and spirulina to explore the notion of the paranode within nature and the forms of environmental networks that occur in human influenced ecologies.

  6. Helios I and Helios II

    2018

    Shade cloth, bamboo, seasonal affective disorder light bulbs

    120 x 90 x 65 cm & 130 x 60 x 60 cm 

  7. The desire that we desire the most never gets fulfilled V - IX

    VIII 2018 Rockwool, hygrometer 25 x 18 x 4 cm

    VIII

    2018

    Rockwool, hygrometer

    25 x 18 x 4 cm

    VI 2018 Vermiculite 30 x 20 x 7 cm

    VI

    2018

    Vermiculite

    30 x 20 x 7 cm

    IX 2018 Hydrocorns, vitamin D pills 25 x 18 x 5 cm

    IX

    2018

    Hydrocorns, vitamin D pills

    25 x 18 x 5 cm

    VIII 2018 Rockwool, hygrometer 25 x 18 x 4 cm

    VIII

    2018

    Rockwool, hygrometer

    25 x 18 x 4 cm

    VI 2018 Vermiculite 30 x 20 x 7 cm

    VI

    2018

    Vermiculite

    30 x 20 x 7 cm

    IX 2018 Hydrocorns, vitamin D pills 25 x 18 x 5 cm

    IX

    2018

    Hydrocorns, vitamin D pills

    25 x 18 x 5 cm

    V 2018 Perlite, air stone 24 x 18 x 6 cm

    V

    2018

    Perlite, air stone

    24 x 18 x 6 cm

    VII 2018 Coconut coir 28 x 16 x 5 cm

    VII

    2018

    Coconut coir

    28 x 16 x 5 cm

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      VIII

      2018

      Rockwool, hygrometer

      25 x 18 x 4 cm

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      VI

      2018

      Vermiculite

      30 x 20 x 7 cm

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      IX

      2018

      Hydrocorns, vitamin D pills

      25 x 18 x 5 cm

    • 4

      V

      2018

      Perlite, air stone

      24 x 18 x 6 cm

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      VII

      2018

      Coconut coir

      28 x 16 x 5 cm

  8. Tiling the sea

    2017

    Rustproof paint, interior emulsion, cork, shade cloth, mobile phone photograph printed on vinyl

    105 x 85 cm

  9. Who are your potential ecosystem partners

    2017

    Phytoplankton, bromelain food supplement tablets, water, storage boxes, pumps, domestic heating pipes, aquarium pipe, pipe insulation, burette stands, CFL grow light, shelves

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    Part of a collaborative project with Gregory Herbert:

  10. Prophylactics

    2017

    Shade cloth, photovoltaic panel, mango seed

    40 x 30 cm

  11. Des Esseintes’ Tortoise

    2017

    Bamboo, oyster shells, home brew bucket, water pump, aquarium heater, clamps, plastic pipe, water, pipe insulation, rattan, cable ties, string

    180 x 200 x 60 cm

  12. It was like we hadn't seen each other for a long time

    2017

    Organic compost, hybrid wheat seeds, weatherproof PVA

    42 x 27 x 8 cm

  13. Hyperthermia

    2017

    Video

    11 mins 39 secs

  14. Compact of free association 2

    2017

    Bamboo, shells, computer fan, washing machine hose, rattan, cable ties, string

    170 x 180 cm

  15. You're keeping me warm

    2016

    Rustproof paint, fungicidal paint, weatherproof paint, wi-fi thermostat, plywood

    75 x 60 cm

  16. Absence makes the heart grow fonder

    2016

    Air conditioning unit motor, ammonite

    30 x 35 x 35 cm

  17. A hedonistic moment of non-conformity

    2016

    Mercedes coolant expansion tank, coconut, burette stand

    95 x 30 x 12 cm

  18. I can feel you breathing

    2016

    Laboratory glassware, Brazilian Waterweed, melted snow, Ford Galaxy air conditoner expansion valve, aquarium air pump

    27 x 35 x 10 cm

  19. Am I your midlife crisis

    2016

    Fermenting crushed grapes, carbon dioxide, wine making yeast, honey, ibuprofen, St John's wort, valerian root, freezer bag, glass jar

    47 x 22 x 22 cm

  20. Sunspot

    2016

    Suncreen enriched with aloe vera on non-archival print

    30 x 23 cm

  21. Inflicted with a chronic lack of willpower

    2016

    Water bottle, melted snow, pond weed, aquarium air pump

    26 x 8 x 8 cm

  22. MesoDahlem

    2016

    Dehumidifier, steel, wood, ratchet strap

    156 x 26 x 34 cm

  23. Biospheric isolation tank

    2014 (ongoing)

    Compost, carbonated natural mineral water, spontaneous growth, acrylic boxes, vinyl hazard tape

    34 x 26 x 5 cm

  24. The Cloud

    2015

    Shimmering sun protection lotion enriched with Tahitian gardenia oil, postcard, non-archival c-type print on paper

    35 x 26 cm

  25. Replenishing resurrection recovery

    2015

    Digital print on fabric, c-type print on paper, sandbags 

    152 x 117 cm

  26. Air depollution prototype

    2014

    Photocatalytic concrete with tobacco, seasonal affective disorder light bulb, light fitting, acrylic

    40 x 22 x 22 cm

  27. What lies below the surface shapes comprehension

    2014

    Computer monitor privacy filter, electron microscope image of Arabidopsis thaliana leaf, second hand lockable noticeboard, pins

    90 x 60 cm

  28. When you look younger you feel younger!

    Shown with Look half your age with this amazing skincare product and The secret to lasting youth revealed! 

    Shown with Look half your age with this amazing skincare product and The secret to lasting youth revealed! 

    Shown with Look half your age with this amazing skincare product and The secret to lasting youth revealed! 

    Shown with Look half your age with this amazing skincare product and The secret to lasting youth revealed! 

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      Shown with Look half your age with this amazing skincare product and The secret to lasting youth revealed! 

    2014

    Brick found on a demolition site, all purpose filler mixed with anti-ageing serum containing Gingko biloba

    7 x 26 x 11 cm

  29. Climate Engineering Prototype

    2014

    Solar oven, gold leaf, burette stand, light fitting, seasonal affective disorder light bulb

    62 x 46 x 38 cm

  30. Water finds its own level

    2014

    HD video

    10 mins 17 secs

  31. SPF 30+

    Original work

    Original work

    12 months later

    12 months later

    Original work

    Original work

    12 months later

    12 months later

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      Original work

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      12 months later

    2013

    Extracted chlorophyll, shimmering sun protection lotion, geotextile

    70 x 50 cm

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