Manageable Matter


In the exhibition “Manageable Matter,” Howes displays a series of glass sculptures and speculative graphic scores. Gravity and grace are explored through various sculptural variations of glass artichoke hearts. Combined with metal and wooden elements, some of these forms are enclosed by club-like trunks, which, starting from medieval clubs, transform into drumsticks, branch out and branch out and finally become elongated driftwood sticks. The “Oracle Decanters” group together in the darkness while vision instruments practice multi-directional gaze variations. These prostheses are used as performative objects for a series of interventions on the theme of “Optimistic Incrementalism” – “Incrementalism” refers to a strategy of action characterized by trial and failure, expansion and improvement, to address the way in which we are inexorably linked to the past.

Exhibition History

  • Manageable Matter
    Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V
    Berlin, DE

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The exhibition was supported by the Embassy of Canada, Berlin.

Research for Manageable Matter has been made possible by the generous support of Stiftung Kunstfonds: NEUSTART KULTUR-Stipendium für freischaffende bildende Künstler:innen.

Research and production supported by ALEXANDER TUTSEK-STIFTUNG and Fonds Darstellende Künste.

Part of Manageable Matter Project