In April 2014, Matthew and Quintan collaborated in Nevada City, California, as part of a project between California College of Arts and the For-Site Foundation organized by artists David Burns and Ranu Mukerjee. Through engagements with the town’s archives, a gold mine river and ravine, and the material traces of opium tins, waste dumps, and other traces of the Chinese miner camps, and community-based conversations, the artists explored vestiges of gold mining sites to create a series of artworks that include essays, photographs, and ritual performance-based gestures and interventions.

Quintan and Matthew’s projects emerged through a series of dialogues that yielded conceptually cross-pollinated individual pieces – together, these works form a conversation around alchemy, memory, and the resonances of human history in place over time.