Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau: Possible Monuments
17 - 28 May, 2010

Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau uses humour and reflectivity in his practice to engage with the gap between critical thought and everyday living. During his residency at The Lombard Method, he made a series of sculptures and drawings as proposals for hypothetical objects – hypothetical in terms of scale, logical possibility and temporal likelihood. This culminated in ‘Possible Monuments’, a one day exhibition at The Lombard Method consisting of proposals and maquettes for commemorative sculptures, as well as a video installation examining the role of sculpture in the public realm. The proposals include ‘Monuments to Sir Cliff Richard’s Eternal Flame (PXXXXXg Fire)’ and ‘Maquette for a Monument to the Travellers who Stole a Henry Moore Sculpture and Melted it Down and Sold it For Scrap’. The video installation uses videos and a spoken narrative to explore questions such as; why is there a Frank Zappa sculpture in Vilnius, Lithuania? And why does the Cerne Giant in Dorset have such an enormous erection?


Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Possible Momuments. 2010, Installation view. 

Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, This is Not a Public Right of Way. 2010, Film still. 

Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, This is Not a Public Right of Way. 2010, Film still.