Author Archives: Matthew Darmour-Paul

Matthew Darmour-Paul is an architectural researcher and practitioner based in London. His work explores architecture’s entanglement within ruralisation, the physical infrastructure of the internet and the financialisation of nature.

Getting Online / Becoming Misaligned in the American Midwest

“Data Threshers” is a simulation portrait that experiments with the representation of metabolic conflicts in multiple scales of time, space, and perspective. Formally, the video takes its cue from Grant Wood’s 1934 painting Dinner for Threshers. The piece seeks to stage an encounter for the viewer with the strange new rhythms of data mining, logging, and farming that are emerging along historical patterns of development in America’s heartland. (read more...)