Matthew Ritchie: MonstranceExhibition

Matthew Ritchie: Monstrance

'Monstrance' is a term referring to a ritual vessel created in the medieval period for the public display of relics, and is derived from the Latin word meaning ‘to show.’ In the performance, presented at the exhibition’s opening, a masked singer, representing the many forms of the sun, presents the ‘office of the evening’ as the sun sets. Monstrance is a composition of different kinds of information, painting, drawing, music, animation and sculpture. Information systems are the means used to extend the slow time and infinite space of painting onto a performance. A performance of one of the most essential myths in Hollywood: A fallen star.