Matt Steinke‘s second solo show at Northern-Southern, un•verb defies the illusion of still life. Robotic musical objects chant and chat with each other in an aspirational din.
Matt Steinke’s work is—in turns and all-at-once—music, robotics, sculpture, animation, instrument building, puppetry, and computer programing. Steinke gives objects voice and identity. Mechanical sound sculptures mimic the behaviors and personalities of animals, people, plants, and machines. The objects discourse, chant, and interact in group ruminations on consumerism, morality, transcendence, ecology, health, and neurodiversity.