Matthew Gingold is a media artist, programmer and creative technical consultant. Gingold’s arts practice spans solo and collaborative audio/visual installation and performance, from video design for theatre and dance, interactive and generative exhibition installation to architextural projections, film, documentary and live AV performance. Whilst these contexts vary, reoccurring themes are concerned with chance, synchronicity, complexity, perception, the body and the various meanings ‘live’ and ‘allve’ have within these contexts. Often this is explored through the use of the multiple – it’s differences and repetitions – and through these our connections to identity, the everyday and the sublime.
Recent projects include Above (2011) a video collaboration with Balletlab presented for the opening of MONA (TAS); Eulogy of the Living (2011) live architextural projections and surround sound for dance collaboration with Tony Yapp and Yumi Umiumare; The Perfect Artist (2010), a generative database video portrait installation documenting 84 creative Australian’s presented at The National Portrait Gallery (ACT); Mirror Mirage (2010) and Flying Falling Floating (2008) dance collaboration and architextural projections, presented at the Sydney International Festival (2008) and Melaka International Arts Festival (2009 & 2010); Circuit (2009), a generative, mash-up style faux product generator, commissioned by The Melbourne Fringe and presented at 8 ARI’s across Victoria; Great Wall of Books Macau (2007), Mexico (2010), Korea (2011), a multifaceted collaboration including live projections, live sound performances and multiple interactive installations.
For many years Gingold has also worked as a technical director and consultant for exhibition installation, stage productions, community and public artworks – often acting in the capacity of a “technological dramaturge” – facilitating, scoping and advising on what technologies to use and how best to use them. Recent projects include Gapuwiyak Calling (2010), installation design and scoping for exhibiting works created on mobile phones in a North East Arnhem Land community; Exception (Gorkem Acaroglu, 2010-2011), projection and interactive design – including Kinect avatar interfaces – for a theatre show based around, and indeed within Second Life; Experimenta Media Arts (2004-2009), technical director/consultant for all exhibitions and special projects for 6 years, 3 touring exhibitions and 40+ exhibition destinations nationally and internationally.
Additionally, Gingold holds a BA (with Distinction) in Media Arts (RMIT) and has also partially completed degrees in Law, Science, Humanities and Electronic Design and Interactive Media. He was the Director of Seventh Gallery from 2005-2008 and is a founding member of the audio-visual jam collective Outpost – part of the international Share network. Gingold is also the Director of Trace Media, a small business specializing in the development of Rich Media content delivery both online and offline. Recent clients include the Ontario Science Centre (2005), CSIRO (2006/07), Sensis (2007/08) and ACMI (2009/10), where he developed video-on-demand systems, operating on over 25 stations throughout ScreenWorlds, a permanent exhibition of Australian screen culture.
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