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BIOGRAPHY

Matt Woodham is an artist, designer and technologist who works across disciplines. He specialised in visual neuroscience at The University of Nottingham. He currently works with code and electronic circuits to create experimental video and music, web design and interactive audio-visual installations.

In recent years, his research into the complex system of the brain has evolved into a broader interdisciplinary practice. He utilises experimental techniques such as feedback loops, generative algorithms and randomness to reflect the common dynamics shared between systems of various scales: from quantum mechanics to the economy. He is drawn to the transition space between order and chaos, using the principles of nature to synthesise abstract, uncanny experiences.

He believes that the interdisciplinary space between art, science and technology can provide the possibilities for inducing both wonderment and socio-cultural advancement. Using science as the ground, technology as the tool and art as the expression.

Creator of Multimodal, an experimental audio-visual event series exploring concepts of perception, multi-sensory integration, complexity theory and system dynamics. Currently a member of One Thoresby Street where his personal sound/visual studio and shared workshop is based. Also a member of the Near Now studio.

CURRICULUM VITAE

UPCOMING
Throwing Snow Album Visuals
TBA
UPCOMING
Januray 2020
Interstitia
Web platform development and mentorship. NTU Fine Art 2020 graduate programme and exhibition. Six graduates were mentored through programming their own web art page for an online exhibition taking place on the One Thoresby Street website.
Januray 2020
September 2020
Fleximodal.TV
Four channel, 24/7 AV experience. Online project conception, design and delivery. Also produced 12 AV mixes for the site. Collaboration with Wigflex.
September 2020
August 2020
SPUR.WORLD
Online platform, social network and 'virtual residency' for fine art graduates who missed out on a final show due to COVID-19.
August 2020
May 2020
Institute of Advanced Thinking
Website & new online platform for Magicwire music label.
May 2020
February - March 2020
Sensing Systems
Solo exhibition at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.
February - March 2020
October 2019
One Thoresby Street Website
Brand-new website for One Thoresby Street artist studio, gallery & fabrication space.
October 2019
June 2019
Kallida Festival
Collaborated with Rich Maskey & Benjamin Shirley-Quirk to build an interactive light & sound room for the festival. Composed music & built abstract interface to control the room.
June 2019
May 2019
Pint of Science
Collaborated with astronomer Dr. Meghan Gray to build an interactive AV installation for Pint of Science 'Creative Reactions' art & science event.
May 2019
May 2019
434' In Feedback
Abstract short film composed with audio and video hardware feedback loops.
May 2019
May 2019
Wigflex City Festival
Multimodal stage at Nottingham Contemporary for Wigflex City Festival - comprised of large-scale sculptural light and projection mapped installation.
May 2019
February - March 2019
Africa Nouveau Festival, Kenya
Lighting design & art installation production for British Council supported project. Contributed artistic production for the festival in Nairobi, alongside Kallida festival team.
February - March 2019
February 2019
Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity
New website for city-wide science festival.
February 2019
February 2019
UKYA City Takeover
AV technician for Nottingham city-wide arts festival.
February 2019
December 2018
Wigflex x Multimodal NYE with Jane Fitz
Custom visuals and light sculptures for NYE event at The Brickworks, Nottingham
December 2018
October 2018
A Common Craft
Website for podcast series about the archetype of the Witch, Witchcraft and magic and how these subjects may affect our daily lives.
October 2018
September 2018
Waking The Witch
Website for touring exhibition exploring magic and the occult.
September 2018
September 2018
Randomforest.site
Research and publishing platform which investigates the construction of belief in online networks. For artist Joey Holder.
September 2018
August 2018
Field Maneuvers Festival
Reactive light towers, geodesic dome and seating area installation.
August 2018
July 2018
'Adcredo’ - Joey Holder
AV Installation for artist Joey Holder’s exhibition at QUAD gallery, Derby & Matt’s Gallery London.
July 2018
June 2018 - December 2018
One Thoresby Street Future Studio Production Space
Creative producer for ACE funded research project looking into the future of artist studio spaces.
June 2018 - December 2018
June 2018
'Adcredo’ - Joey Holder
Online platform and experience based on neural-networks for artist Joey Holder’s pseudo-brand.
June 2018
June 2018
Vice - ‘Reclaim The Club’
Collaborator for 5 min documentary series – filming interview, studio, Multimodal installation and creation of music.
June 2018
June 2018
Multimodal x Wigflex
Craig Richards at Nottingham Contemporary. Live, quadraphonic, ‘surround-scape’ AV installation performance.
June 2018
May 2018
Wigflex Rooftop Party
Helena Hauff at Saltwater, Nottingham. Live visuals, set-design and lighting.
May 2018
May 2018
Future Now
Live AV modular synthesiser performance.
May 2018
May 2018
SCULPT Website
Artist & personal trainer website.
May 2018
April 2018
Near Now Fellowship
Animations & synthesised brand promotional resources.
April 2018
March - May 2018
Thoresby Street Thursdays
Organisation and curation of 10 member-led exhibitions in the Attic gallery of One Thoresby Street for the 10 year anniversary of the building.
March - May 2018
March 2018
Playback festival at The ICA, London
‘Ident.Life’ screening as part of the Random Acts Playback Festival.
March 2018
March 2018
Borderlines Film Festival
‘Ident.Life’ cinema film screening.
March 2018
March 2018
Wigflex Basement Sessions
Jackmaster at Red Bar, Nottingham – Venue set design, interactive installations and live visuals.
March 2018
February 2018
‘Ident.Life’
Channel 4, ‘Random Acts’ | Short film commission
February 2018
February 2018
Lace Unarchived at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
Commissioned sculptural video piece responding to the lace archive. I designed a curved, CNC-cut cabinet for 24 CRT monitors which featured digitised, distorted and decaying archival items.
February 2018
February 2018
Light Night at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
Interactive light dome installation.
February 2018
February 2018
Explorers Fair 2018
Broadway Cinema, Nottingham. Gallery room takeover, interactive light installation.
February 2018
January 2018
Film Free and Easy: Up In The Air
A/V installation featuring a generative, modular synthesised audio and video patch, processed via VDMX then projected.
January 2018
December 2017
Wigflex Warehouse Party, London
Venue lighting design, visuals and installations, including projection-mapped ‘monster’ on an old furniture lift-shaft.
December 2017
November 2017
Synkro – Vanishing Point
Official Music Video for Apollo Records release, Synkro ‘Hand in Hand’
November 2017
October 2017
Starf*cker
Video design & live projection | R&D and scratch performance at Battersea Arts Centre, London for new theatre project by Shannon Sickels.
October 2017
October 2017
VDMX & MadMapper workshops
De Montfort University, Leicester | In collaboration with artist Dan Tombs.
October 2017
September 2017
WEATHER SYSTEMS
Interdisciplinary Art & Science project with artist Calvin Sangster | Web design & development.
September 2017
September 2017
Jane Fitz at The Pickle Factory, London
Assistant for LED reactive sculpture build throughout venue.
September 2017
September 2017
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia
Live visuals in Blade Factory stage, in collaboration with artist Gareth Hustwaite.
September 2017
September 2017
‘TRIPRISM’
Interactive light installation for Field Maneuvers festival.
September 2017
August 2017
Project Nottingham Rebrand
Nottingham electronic event promoter rebrand. Brand identity, marketing strategy and full redesign.
August 2017
July 2017
Wigflex - Tom Demac at The Columbian, London
Experimental live visual show combining found footage, live feed and analogue video synthesis.
July 2017
July 2017
Joey Holder – Ophiux
Projection mapped installation on large curved screen for “Would you like to come back to our hut?” Exhibition at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham.
July 2017
July 2017
Video Wall Workshop at De Montfort University, Leicester
Delivered a workshop using VDMX to arts lecturers and professors; exploring the live, performative and interactive techniques possible with the 3×4 LCD video wall.
July 2017
July 2017
Ross From Friends – Suzinak
Music video for Magicwire 012 release “The Outsiders” by Ross From Friends
July 2017
June 2017
NSFW
Artist residency within disused Dell office.
June 2017
April 2017
808
Installations for rooftop event. Saltwater, Nottingham
April 2017
April 2017
Wigflex – Space Dimension Controller
‘Intergalactic’ Projection mapped live visuals & installations
April 2017
April 2017
Multimodal #01
Multifaceted brand/platform | Event series exploring intersections between arts, science and technology | 4 wall immersive AV night
April 2017
March 2017
Telophase
Experimental audio-visual installation
March 2017
March 2017
Project – Fritz Wentink & Jon K
Event graphic & poster design
March 2017
February 2017
Giles Peterson
Live visuals at Irish Centre, Nottingham
February 2017
December 2016
Wigflex NYE Cage Party
Visuals & DIY Lighting design for Wigflex cage concept party.
December 2016
November 2016
Gnork – Big Dipper
Music Video | Magicwire Recordings
November 2016
November 2016
OPHIUX
Online 3D experience project in collaboration with artist Joey Holder
November 2016
November 2016
‘Getting to know’ – Alice Gale-Feeny
AV tech concept & programming for solo Exhibition at Nottingham Castle
November 2016
September 2016
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia
Live analogue visuals in collaboration with artist Gareth Hustwaite.
September 2016
August 2016
Wigflex x Magicwire
Promotional video & live visuals at The Yard, London
August 2016
July 2016
Three Body Trio – Beatroute
Analogue music video
July 2016
June 2016
Alter Ego
Festival lighting/decor/artistic installations
June 2016
May 2016
Peckham Rye Music Festival
Visual loop competition winner
May 2016
February 2016
Signal-Cave.Path
AV installations within cave system utilising various analogue technologies for 'Wah Wah' at Malt Cross
February 2016
February 2016
Giant Head – Haunting ex
Music video using various analogue video devices, February 2016.
February 2016
February 2016
1.7TB
Web project in collaboration with artist Joey Holder - desktop download interface
February 2016
January - June 2016 2015
Near Now Studio
Led project to build a prototype mobile application 'Unible' to help find meaningful collaborations.
January - June 2016 2015
October 2015
New Midland Group
Website design for online delivery of Bloomberg New Contemporaries in Nottingham
October 2015
October 2015
Nottingham Contemporary
AV install for Sun Ra Exhibition, 'Alien Encounters'
October 2015
August 2015
CQNET | Creative Auarter
R&D Project for community website for creative businesses in the Nottingham creative quarter.
August 2015
May 2015
No War – Dewy Sinatra
Music video – hardware processed, layered archive footage and lyrics
May 2015
January - February 2015
KNOW HOW PLACEMENT
Digital placement at Nottingham artist-led studio/gallery space One Thoresby Street. Website redesign, digital strategy & promotional content
January - February 2015