Through making sculpture, installation and drawing Mat studies some of the moments of process and states of flux that exist below the surface of things. Chivers expresses interest in aspects of the looped interface between certain macro and microcosmic states, such as the way often unseen, fundamental phenomena, events and processes can occur over very different time and dimensional scales to our own yet ultimately exist in direct relationship with us.
The work draws on combinations of analog and digital technologies in objects that embody a hybridisation of old-world subjects and techniques with contemporary envisioning processes. Mat's interest is focused at the location between data capture and its consequent interpretation. It is at this boundary that ambiguity often resides, potentially conflating notions of fact and fiction.