Sonospheric Investigations

Matt Parker is a sonospheric investigator; an artist working with and producing archives that amplify the hidden connections between every-day technologies and the environment. His multimedia works are influenced by the practice of listening; to unsound vibratory ecologies, to the economies of noise, and the infrastructures of the Internet. His research engages with sound studies, media ecology, field recording and geohumanities through a critical and spatial art practice. He has published on methodologies for listening to the infrastructures of the Anthropocene and exhibited sound and media artworks on this theme internationally. Publications include Culture Machine Journal, Photomediations, and Caught by the River. He is completing a PhD on the topic of Internet infrastructures and the Anthropocene at the London College of Communication, UAL (completion due Nov 2018), has a Masters in Music Technology from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Leeds.

Matt was awarded the Deutsche Bank Creative Prize in Music 2014, and is winner of New Art West Midlands 2016. He was nominated for the Phonurgia Nova Awards Prix Field Recording 2018 and shortlisted for the Aesthetica International Art Prize 2015. He has been artist in residence at The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park in 2015, a MEAD Resident with the British School at Rome in 2017 and an Art and the Environment resident at Joya: arte + ecología / AiR in Spain (programmed by Lucy Orta) in 2016. His work has been exhibited, screened and sounded internationally, including at ABC Radio National (AU), Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (UK), Bletchley Park (UK), Brighton Digital Festival (UK), Douglas Hyde Gallery (IE), Electronic Media Arts Festival (DE), Glitch Festival (MX), Herbert Gallery (UK), Jerwood Space (UK), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (IN), Les Subsistances (FR), Melbourne Fringe Festival (AU), MAC (UK), MK Central Library (UK), MK Gallery (UK), Queen Street Studios Belfast (UK), RIXC Art and Science Festival, Riga (LV), Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (UK), Science Gallery Dublin (IE), SXSW (US), Tate Britain (UK), The British Library (UK), The British School at Rome (IT), The Water Hall Gallery (UK), The LAB (IE), The Nunnery (UK), The V&A (UK), Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV) (IT), University of Cambridge (UK), Watermans Gallery (UK), Without Words Film Festival (FR), Wolverhampton Art Gallery (UK) and ZKM Gallery (DE).

He is the director of media infrastructural investigative collective The People’s Cloud.

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