EVERYTHING IS NOTHING
A M L g M A T D
JANUARY 14 - DECEMBER 15, 2023
Site specific installation in the FGCU Arts Complex courtyard, Mixed media
Everything is Nothing explores the experience of traveling through a lifetime of imagery, absorbing the visual information we encounter along the way, and reconstructing the fragments of and into our collective memory. Consisting of hundreds of feet of material stretched over the Arts Complex courtyard, the overhead installation results in a visual mix of imagery cut from billboards and banners, colors and textures from lawn webbing, and pennants, all woven together producing a cacophony of visual noise. As a functioning canopy, Everything is Nothing protects visitors from the sun under its vibrating shadow.
A M L g M A T D, a Miami-based collaborative studio established by Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova in 2014, experiments in works of art, design objects and environmental installations that reflect their love of unusual and overlooked materials. AMLgMATD’s modus operandi consists of incorporating historical and geographical research into their visual language, playing with the sense of nostalgia, the application of familiar materials onto new forms and unexplored materials into familiar settings while redefining their surroundings. AMLgMATD’s works are collected by private and corporate clients in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, and their WEBSTR stools are available throughout the US in both boutique and museum stores.
Image: AMLgMATD, Proposal for Everything is Nothing, 2023