P/N/19 FOAM, Mat Jenner


24 May-15 Jun

Opening night Friday 23 May 18:00 - 21:00


Pro Numb is proud to present FOAM, a peripatetic project by Mat Jenner.

Agata Madejska, Alice Theobald, Alistair McClymont, Anna Barham, Anne Hardy, Asterism, Aura Satz, Benedict Drew, Berry Patten, Bevis Martin & Charlie Youle, Brian Moran, Bronwen Buckeridge, Cally Spooner and Peter Joslyn, Candice Jacobs, Cecile B Evans, Charlie Woolley, Charlotte Prodger, Christopher Kulendran Thomas & Amnesia Scanner, Chris Rawcliffe & Andrew Bunsell, Connie Butler, Killian Immervol & Sophie Lee, Daniel Keller, David Raymond Conroy, Dawn Scarfe, Diana Policarpo, Erica Scourti, Fay Nicolson, GandT, Giorgio Sadotti, Hannah Black, Hanna Schwarz and Phillip Sollmann, Haroon Mirza, Hayal Pozanti, Holly Slingsby, Ian Whittlesea, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jack Brindley, Jack Stokoe, James Prevett, Jess Flood Paddock, Jesse Darling, Jimmy Merris, Joey Holder, John Lawrence, Juneau Projects, Kevin Clarke, Kirsty Harris, Koudlam, Larry Achiampong, Lars TCF Holdhus, Lucy Clout, Lumpen Noblemen, Maria Theodoraki, Marie D'Elbee, Mark Dean, Mark Vernon, Mary Hurrell, Matt Golden, Matthew Noel-Tod, Mike Harte, Euan Rodger & Jamie Shovlin, Mikhail Karikis, Naive Set & Marijn Van Kreij, Neil Taylor, Nikolas Mohanna, Nicole Bachmann, Nina Wakeford, Octagon Court, Oliver Sutherland, Olivier Castel, Patrick Coyle, Patrick Staff, Paul Purgas, Philomene Pirecki, Picana Electrica, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Piotr Łakomy & Filip Kaniecki, Plastique Fantastique, Prem Sahib & Richard Lockett, Rachel Cattle & Steve Richards, Rebecca Lennon, Richard Bevan, Richard John Jones, Richard Sides, Rob Chavasse, Rob Lye, Rowena Harris, Ruth Barker, Salvatore Arancio, Sam Belinfante, Sarah Jones, Seb Patane, Skye Chamberlain & Max McFerren, Sophie Michael, Squares and Triangles, Steven Dickie, Stewart Home, Stuart Bannister, Tamarin Norwood, Tellervo Kalleinen, Thrape, Tim Pratt, Will Holder, Yuri Pattison


Foam is an on-going peripatetic project by artist Mat Jenner. Conceived as both a platform for experimental commissioning and an expansive artwork, Foam explores the condition of the contemporary art object and its problematized relationship to spectatorship, dissemination, presence and display.

At the heart of Foam is a growing archive of dub plates, one-off 12” records commissioned from over 100 invited artists. The archive is presented within strict parameters that emphasises the record’s collective status as art objects and their potential as a performative body: - records are unique, they can only be listened to in situ within P/N’s physical location and are not replicated, broadcasted or digitally disseminated.

At P/N the archive will be installed in the gallery space. To provide a visual counterpoint to the audio pieces, Jenner will present a new wall based work and undertake a treatment of the street facing light-box, continuing P/N’s on-going series of light box commissions.

During the exhibition audiences are encouraged to have an immediate and direct relationship with the archive through selecting and playing individual records. Listening experience is social, with audio contents filling the gallery via a displayed record player and speaker system.

Participating artists in the foam archive have been selected in collaboration with guest curators, artist and venues. A series of live events devised in collaboration and taking place at P/N and across participating venues accompanies the Foam project. For further details about the Foam project, the on-going programme and works in the archive: www.ffooaamm.org

Mat Jenner (born 1976, UK), graduated from Brighton University in 2001, lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include Endogenous II, Maria Stenfors, London and GandT presents at Jeanine Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam.

Foam is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Images by w.angus-mill.com