Vague Poetics

15 Mar-16 Apr 2023
PV 12 Mar 2023, 2-5pm

Matt’s Gallery
London SW11 7AN


Vague Poetics is a new body of work by Carolyn Thompson. The project comprises a new video work on MattFlix and a physical exhibition of the same name, centred around a new whitebook publication.

Vague Poetics is created from and in response to text found within the first 40 Matt’s Gallery whitebooks that were published to accompany exhibitions produced at the gallery from 1983 to 2019.

The narrative of Vague Poetics is compiled from words and sentences lifted from the booklets while the on-screen text describes the text source of each excerpt as and when it is spoken. The film consists of three sections from a larger body of fictional texts and essays that appear in the accompanying publication.

The Vague Poetics whitebook is available free of charge from the exhibition.

Developed with support from Art Fund. 
Matt’s Gallery is supported by Arts Council England.

Carolyn Thompson is represented by Eagle Gallery.


Vague Poetics | press release