Matt Cook combines elements of sound, installation, assemblage and performance to create artworks inspired by walking in the city. Matt will discuss the inspiration behind his public installation for Cardiff Contemporary and the progress made with his Creative Wales award.
Matt Cook works with materials he finds in everyday life: objects, sounds, sights, sites, and experience, which he reassembles into installation and performance works that attempt to recreate his experience of the world.
He has a particular interest in the city, its ambience and topography, which he approaches through walking, looking, listening, thinking and feeling. He reveals hidden structures in everyday life, sights and sounds that we regularly experience, but don’t usually notice.
Common to all his works is a live element, they are sonic and kinetic or demonstrate a real or imagined temporality.
Previous work includes commissions and exhibitions for firstsite, Colchester; Wysing Arts, Cambridge; Chapter, Cardiff; BCA, Bedford.
As well as his art practice, Matt also manages Warwick Hall Studios.
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Free, everyone welcome, no booking required.