With an artist interview by Tom Jones II, and an essay by Bakirathi Mani. In collaboration with sepiaEYE
Informed by her perspective as a global citizen who has been a resident of three continents, the book’s sequence is its own journey through geographies and time, influenced by the irrefutable narratives of population displacement, and the imperfection of memories. Her photo-based installation work is a blend of still and moving imagery, often drawing on archives of professional portraiture and of personal photographs to elucidate similarities beneath assumed surface differences.
Matthew investigates identities she exists within, and outside of, finding ways to inhabit others’ stories so that they are heard and seen. Probing the impact of America’s dual position as colony and colonizer, her work expands what is considered to be American history in the country she now calls home.