Lyubov Matyunina in collaboration with Jessica Tucker: The Wreckage

HMKV Video of the Month


01–30 November 2021

A music video against the November depression!

The video tells a story of the distant future, when our civilization will be gone. Through various objects she finds under the layers of sand, a half-human, half-robotic woman tries to understand this civilization. We see only debris and fragments of the world we once knew. The costumes and objects are Lyubov Matyunina's fantasies about what will be left when everything has disappeared due to climate change, among other things. Only nature will remain, the vast ocean and the endless sand.

The video by Lyubov Matyunina was created in collaboration with Jessica Tucker (Fetter), who is responsible for the music and lyrics.


Lyubov Matyunina, *1985 in Kaliningrad (Soviet Union), lives and works in Amsterdam, NL. She holds a BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Fine Art, VAV, Amsterdam, NL. She previously took the course “World politics” at Gotland University, Sweden, and attended courses at the International State University of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Moscow and holds an MA in Journalism from the Russian State University Immanuel Kant, Kaliningrad.

Her solo show Carpetologia was presented at W139, Amsterdam (2017). Her film-carpet was part of ART Rotterdam 2018; "Who can be happy and free?" (2014) received the TENT Academy Public Choice Award in Rotterdam (2014) and was selected for the main program at the "KOROCHE" film festival in Kaliningrad, Russia (2014) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2015).

Participant of group exhibitions and festivals including ART Rotterdam (2018); “Post Peace” at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2016); 5th Moscow Biennial of contemporary art (special project Playing Nature) (2013), Komentatorki / Women Commentators Festival of Russian & Ukrainian Art in Warsaw (2014), Group show “Selected” at the Castrum Peregrini in Amsterdam (2014), "No Lands Man" group show in de PUNT, Amsterdam (2013) and Kunstvlaai festival of independents, Amsterdam (2012).

Her recent project “I am a tool of gentrification” was shown at PlanB Amsterdam (2021), it was part of the Social Capital by TAAK & LIMA at LAB111 Amsterdam, as well as various festivals in Germany and was screened on the local Amsterdam TV channel AT5.


01–30 November 2021

In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents in monthly rotation current video works by international artists – selected by Inke Arns.

Lyubov Matyunina in collaboration with Jessica Tucker

The Wreckage

Video, 2016, 5:17 min

Courtesy of Lyubov Matyunina & Jessica Tucker

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