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Matt Woodham is an artist, designer and creative technologist with a background in psychology & neuroscience. Through his research, and fascination for knowledge gained from empirical evidence – he strives to uncover the systems and patterns underpinning our physical and natural worlds. His research often addresses the common dynamics between different systems, such as the transfer of signal, waves, energy and information.
With a focus on the aesthetic qualities of both digital and analogue mediums, he designs and builds experiences, products, installations and audio-visual content. He aims to adjust perceptions and communicate ideas, exploring solutions to complex social problems.
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. Recent member of Near Now studio, working on Unible, a platform addressing the future challenges of work; through the realisation of projects, and the discovery of meaningful collaborations. Also currently a member of One Thoresby Street where his personal sound/visual studio and shared workshop is based.
UPCOMING – ‘NSFW’ – Exhibition showing work created from June residency in disused Dell office. 2018
UPCOMING – Multimodal ‘The Experiment’, 2018.
UPCOMING – Multimodal @ Nozstock Festival, 20-22 July 2018
UPCOMING – Multimodal x Wigflex with Craig Richards @ Nottingham Contemporary – live, quadraphonic, ‘surround-scape’ AV installation performance, 1st June 2018
UPCOMING – Wigflex Helena Hauff Rooftop Party @ Saltwater. Live visuals, set-design and lighting, 6th May 2018
UPCOMING – Future Now. Live AV performance, 3rd May 2018
Sculpt Website – Artist personal trainer website (Currently in development)
Near Now fellowship animations & promotional resources, April 2018
Playback festival @ ICA, London | ‘Ident.Life’ screening as part of the Random Acts Playback Festival, March 2018
Borderlines Film Festival | ‘Ident.Life’ cinema film screening, March 2018
Wigflex Basement Sessions w/ Jackmaster @ Red Bar – venue set design, interactive installations and live visuals, March 2018
Channel 4, ‘Random Acts’ | ‘Ident.Life’, short film commission, February 2018.
Lace Unarchived @ Bonnington Gallery. Commissioned sculptural video piece responding to the lace archive. I designed a curved cabinet for 24 CRT monitors which will feature digitised archival items accompanied by fabricated and real stories behind them, February 2018.
Light Night @ Broadway Cinema, interactive light dome installation, February 2018
Explorers Fair 2018 @ Broadway Cinema, Gallery room takeover light installation, February 2018.
Film Free and Easy: Up In The Air. A/V installation featuring a generative, modular hardware synthesised audio and video patch, processed through VDMX then projected.
Wigflex Warehouse Party, London | Venue lighting design, visuals and installations, including projection-mapped ‘monster’ on an old furniture lift-shaft, December 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
De Montfort University, Leicester | VDMX & MadMapper workshops in collaboration with artist Dan Tombs, October 2017
Jane Fitz @ Pickle Factory | Assistant for LED reactive sculpture build throughout venue, September 2017
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia | live visuals within Blade Factory stage in collaboration with artist Gareth Hustwaite, September 2017
‘TRIPRISM’ | Interactive light installation for Field Maneuvers festival, September 2017.
Project – Nottingham electronic event promoter rebrand | Brand identity, marketing strategy and full redesign, August 2017
Wigflex, Luke Abbot @ The Columbian, London | Experimental live visual show combining found footage, live feed and analogue video synthesis, July 2017.
Joey Holder – Ophiux | Projection mapped install on large curved screen for “Would you like to come back to our hut?” Exhbition at Backlit Gallery, Nottingam, July 1017
Video Wall Workshop @ 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.
Ross From Friends – Suzinak | Music video for Magicwire 012 release “The Outsiders” by Ross From Friends | July 2017
NSFW | Artist residency within disused Dell office, June 2017.
Sounds From The Other City | Live visuals in collaboration with artist Gareth Hustwaite, April 2017.
808 | Installations for Saltwater rooftop event, April 2017.
Wigflex – Space Dimension Controller | ‘Intergalactic’ Projection mapped live visuals & installations, April 2017.
MULTIMODAL – Multifaceted brand/platform | Event series exploring intersections between arts, science and technology, April 2017.
‘Telophase, 2017’ | Experimental audio-visual installation, March 2017.
Perdition | Live visuals , March 2017.
Project – Fritz Wentink & Jon K | Event graphic design, March 2017
Giles Peterson | Live visuals, February 2017
Wigflex NYE Cage Party | Visuals & DIY Lighting design for Wigflex cage concept party.
Gnork – Big Dipper Music Video | Magicwire Recordings.
‘Getting to know’ – Alice Gale-Feeny | Solo Exhibition at Nottingham Castle – AV tech concept & programming.
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia | Visuals in collaboration with artist Gareth Hustwaite, 23 + 24 September 2016.
Wigflex x Magicwire @ The Yard, London | Promotional Video & Live visuals, August 2016.
Three Body Trio – Beatroute | Music video, July 2016.
Alter Ego | Festival decor/artistic installations, June 2016.
Peckham Rye Music Festival – Visual loop competition winner, May 2016.
Wah Wah, Malt Cross – ‘Signal-Cave.Path’ | Mixed media installations within cave system utilising various analogue technologies, February 2016.
Giant Head – Haunting ex | Music video using various analogue video devices, February 2016.
Near Now studio, 2016 – Refined prototype, wrote pitch, recruited team – production sprint week from 16th May 2016.
Wigflex | Multiple analogue installations installations, live visuals & videos throughout year.
New Midland Group | Website design for online delivery of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2015.
Nottingham Contemporary | AV install for Sun Ra Exhibition, Alien Encounters, October 2015
CQNET | R&D Project for community website for creative businesses in the Nottingham creative quarter, August 2015.
No War – Dewy Sinatra | Music video – hardware processed, layered archive footage and lyrics, May 2015.