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Silence is Golden: Matt Warren (Tas)

May 31, 2011

Opening Wed. June 2nd 6pm

Exhibition open 3rd to 20th June.

Born in Burnie, Tasmania.  Relocated to Hobart in 1991 to study visual art at University of Tasmania’s
Centre for the Arts, emerging in 1995 with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Graduate Diploma in Art
Craft & Design. Working primarily in time-based media, Matt creates installations, single channel video,
audio works, and performance. His work investigates memory, transcendence and suspension of disbelief.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.
Other awards received include the Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship (2008) Australian Postgraduate
Award (2006) and the New Media Skills and Arts Development grant from Australia Council for the Arts (2003),
with which he travelled to Germany to undertake research into Germany Expressionist cinema and Krautrock,
the latter being the subject of a documentary, Stoic Rhythms – A Krautrock Fan’s Journey. He has also created
a documentary about Canadian electronic musician/composer Jean-Yves Thériault (2000) and an audio/radio
documentary about UK musician/composer Mick Harris (2008).

Matt has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver, Montreal, Tábor; Czech Republic, New Zealand and
throughout Tasmania. He has held residencies with Jean-Yves Thériault in Montreal, Canada, with Damo Suzuki
in Cologne, Germany and at Raw Space in Brisbane as well as multiple residencies at CESTA (Czech Republic).

Within his visual, aural and performance practice Matt has collaborated with Sean Bacon, Edward Colless,
Concrete Lung, Scot Cotterell Eli Crews, Tom Hall, Leigh Hobba, Beth Lisick, Deborah Pollard, Sally Rees,
Lena Stuart, Damo Suzuki, Jean-Yves Thériault and John Vella amongst others.

Matt’s music and sound activities include the solo projects mumble(speak) (which undertook an Australian tour in 2010),
Broken Tiny, the improvisational electronic music trio TRIAD (2009 Australian tour), collaboration with Scot Cotterell called dÜo
the psyche/drone duo Untermorast and the industrial/metal duo M.O.I.O (Machines Of Indeterminate Origin).

In 2009 he completed PhD research in time-based media at UTAS.
Matt lives and works in Hobart.

image: Matt Warren, ‘üüüüüüüüüü’ (Detail), (2011) variable dimensions. 


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