Archive for April, 2009


Friday, April 24th, 2009

Trophy I and Souvenirs IV-VI will be on display at the Creatures exhibition at Aarhus Gallery in Belfast, Maine. The show will run from April 30 to May 31 with an opening reception on Friday May 1st. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area… martinis at Three Tides will almost certainly follow the reception.

Trophy I (deer skull, gold leaf, 36″x18″) © Mat Thorne 2008

Heart in the Wound

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Heart in the Wound, a multimedia piece that I edited, will be screened at the Boston International Film Festival on Monday, the 19th. The project was shot and directed by Lisa Kessler, and centers on the clergy abuse scandal in Boston.

Here is the write-up from the festival:
Heart in the Wound is a gripping odyssey through the clergy sexual abuse crisis, as seen through the lens of photographer Lisa Kessler and the voices of three survivors. This short film weaves behind-the-scenes imagery of Cardinal Law, church insiders, lay people, protesters, victim-survivors and the media into a psychological tableau, revealing the forces of power and shame at the heart of sexual abuse, and the transforming potential of speaking truth to power. Often the focus is on the abuse of young boys, but as we experience from the story of Kathy, the lives of women have been greatly affected.

Heart in the Wound will be screened on Monday, April 20th at 3:30 pm during the Boston International Film Festival. The screening will be held at the AMC/Loews Boston Common at 175 Tremont Street. Click here to buy tickets.