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Matthew Steinke

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Are we not monstrous? We extend our bodies and perception into outer space, virtual space, and medicated stupors. We become larger by inhabiting vehicles and buildings. We make monsters of other living things like cattle and pets breeding and engineering them into food and companions.
My current work explores the murky borders between technology and biology. They are alchemic experiments that portray both my attraction and repulsion with scientific trophies and prosthetic disasters. I choose to exploit the confusion surrounding what is considered cognitive or instinctual, living or nonliving, animated or stationary.
I find inspiration in the creative attempts of urban animals to adapt to manmade landscapes. I recall blurry childhood memories of myself playing in oil fields and waste sites near Friendswood, Texas where I grew up. I incorporate these images into my work such as dirt intertwined with trash and machinery and ants crawling over encrusted plastic. I try to find a contextual place for incongruous and homeless artifacts such as broken off toy parts, computer trash, transient plastic bags, and food containers. It is a way of cleaning. Although, I suppose that I am really not cleaning, I am searching for survivors.
Chicago, IL
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