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Art Forum Hunter Street - Matt Warren


Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

13 Sep 2013 12:30 pm

End Date

13 Sep 2013 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

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Lectures are open to the public, admission is free -

Matt WarrenMatt Warren is a Hobart-based electronic media artist, musician, curator and writer. He teaches electronic media at University of Tasmania's Centre for the Arts and is the former Gallery Coordinator at INFLIGHT artist run initiative (now Constance ARI). His art practice encompasses immersive electronic installation, single channel video and sound works. The works investigate memory, transcendence, liminal spaces and suspension of disbelief.  Warren considers his practice as part of a greater context that is currently aligned to a neo-psychedelia, digital abstraction and hauntology. 

In 1999 Matt received an Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship to undertake Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice research at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. In 2009 Matt completed PhD research in time-based media at University of Tasmania.

Matt has exhibited, produced sound works and had screenings in Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, USA and throughout Australia. He has held residencies with Jean-Yves Thériault in Montreal, Canada, with Damo Suzuki in Köln, Germany, at Raw Space in Brisbane as well as multiple residencies at CESTA (Tábor, Czech Republic). In 2012 he curated the sound exhibition In A Silent Way for CAST Gallery, Hobart. He regularly records and performs live with the solo projects mumble (speak) and Broken Tiny, and in the duos Machines Of Indeterminate Origin and Untermorast. Matt has also performed as part of the Damo Suzuki Network and the Hobart Improv Collective.

Matt will be presenting three projects for the upcoming Plimsoll Inquiry project between September and November. He will curate a 5-person sound and video site-specific exhibition that deals with the search for the unknown, the unknowable and the residual in an empty space. Secondly he will collaborate with Tricky Walsh to create a broadcasted soundwork that utilises shortwave, FM and code. And finally he will perform with and oversee a performance by the Hobart Improv Collective, presenting expanded cinema in the form of a live improvised score to a German Expressionist film 'The Student Of Prague' (1913).

Matt’s Arts Forum presentation will discuss these projects and his divergent practice.