29 September – 12 November 2016

Exploring the relationship between materiality and perception, artist Jean-Paul Kelly examines complex associations between found photographs, videos, and sounds from documentaries, photojournalism, and online media streams. By working through these documents, he seeks to illuminate the gap between physical matter and the subjective experience of it in the world.

In his exhibition That ends that matter at Delfina Foundation, Kelly questioned documentary practices in UK courtrooms through a three-channel video and works on paper.

The exhibition’s eight-minute, three-channel video is constructed of a re-enactment of actual events which the artist witnessed in court; photographic material from online image streams used to retell the sensed experience of those events; and a visual music animation where geometric shapes copied from these re-enactments are drawn directly onto the optical soundtrack of 16mm film to produce a score.