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Indigo Myths 2012

Unconditional Commitment to Sacred Love

Matthew Stone mixes photography with sculptures, lasers and nude performance art in his second Danish solo show

For 'Unconditional Commitment to Sacred Love', Matthew Stone's second solo show in Denmark, the artist and photographer combined purpose-built sculptures, manipulated lasers, and nude performance art to make mystical and mesmerizing photographs. The images, that look like ancient etchings, show models fanning themselves over his sculptures. Stone then moved the laser beams across their bodies to create a sketched light-outline, which is captured by long-exposure photography.

It was fun to have a naked laser nightclub in my studio

"The black and white images are entirely lit with lasers. It was a completely different energy to the other studio photography I do, where the movements are much slower and more controlled. I was dancing in front of the camera with a laser in my hand. If I wanted to add emphasis to an area of the image, I would have to move the lasers around in that area for longer. You also see the movements of the people I was photographing. It was fun to have a naked laser nightclub in my studio," Stone says of the expo.

'Unconditional Commitment to Sacred Love', 3rd August- 25th August 2012, V1 Gallery, Flæsketorvet 69, Copenhagen, Denmark