Making its debut in the Middle East and North Africa region, Matsuda’s ‘Every Thing Every Time’, a public artwork also presented in collaboration with the British Council, opened to the public at the library on November 22 .
Naho Matsuda’s ‘Every Thing Every Time’
Matsuda said, “Every day, a vast amount of data is generated by us and about us. It is processed by technologies and technologists alike, but who collects and controls this information? How is it captured and stored, and how is it used to shape our future cities? I am excited to show my installation in this exciting, new context. I am looking forward to the new narratives of Doha that ‘Every Thing Every Time’ will be producing and how these stories will be read and shared by the citizens, visitors and workers in cities.”
Matsuda’s artwork draws on data streams generated by the technologies, devices and events that happen each day in the city to create poetry. Waseem Kotoub, senior programme manager, Culture and Sport Programme, Gulf at the British Council, said: “The commission in Qatar was a perfect fit for this year’s programme, in which we explore the growing role of Public Realm Art in our cities under the theme of people and places. Visitors to the artwork at the library can see poetry written in real-time and revealed on a mechanical display.