mʌtʃ is an artist collective
based in Innsbruck / Kufstein, Austria
mʌtʃ was born on 22 02 2022
The members of the group are:
Gergő Bánkúti (HU)
Ina Hsu (AT/TW)
group mats * künstlergruppe matsch
What is mʌtʃ ?
mʌtʃ / matsch deriving from the world 'mud': soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water. A natural element to work with, and the source of our favoured material: clay. Just like us, mud is also flexible and one of the first form children get in contact with, to discover their creativity. We explore creation together in a playful attitude, like a kid playing with mud. We adopted our name in this form using the International Phonetic Alphabet to highlight the union of the group with our three members of different cultural backgrounds. As soil and water mix together, it transforms. Our working attitude is also based on transformation - both in a biological and in a mythological sense. We nurture a philosophy in which animals, plants and humans live together in cohabitation, where archaic symbols and figures remind us that we all carry a mark from the same origin, bringing us - and hopefully the audience - together. In these difficult times of social fractures we think it is crucial to find ways to work together and to stay sustainable in a playful way, just as children in a muddy playground.