Mathew Paul Jinks is an English Immigrant, living teaching
and working in Chicago Illinois. He completed his undergraduate
degree at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 2005, studying
Fine Art Photography, then emigrating to the U.S and completing
his MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Studio Arts, as a University Fellow, 2008. Whilst currently living and working in Chicago Mathew teaches at The School of The Art institute and De Paul University. Mathew is currently working on a body of work entitled Trauma Narratives; Relocated, that
incorporates performance and sculptural works adapted from
collected narratives of the histories of pre-diasporic
immigrants in Illinois. In July 2012 Mathew plans to travel to India to explore the Brass workers of Moradabad through moving image and sound.
Recent screenings and exhibitions include, 'Violence'
in St Louis and Chicago, 'The Gene Siskel Theater', Chicago,
'On Sundrun' at Gallery 400, Chicago, 'Art Chicago,
Next Art Fair' Chicago, and "Instruments of Resurrection"
at Roots and Culture Gallery, Chicago,
curated by Elizabeth Chodos.
The Unreliable Narrator: A new moving image work by Mathew Paul Jinks. Shot in India and Chicago in 2012 and including elements of performative auto ethnography, speculative documentary, Chiromancy, Metallurgy and travelogue. From the transubstantiated history and elementals emerges an episodic study of a cross cultural inheritance of migratory politics. Hands punctuate and rhythmically embed the work, whilst the passage of time is kept pace by the witnessed labor. The medium of video becomes the material of response and in turn reflects and reveals the complex relationships it witnesses therein. Jinks and his Producer move from one location to another, transferring the experiential from moment to moment and as we follow we too become embedded, ourselves implicated by the passage of time.