Matt Parker


Location: London

Matt Parker (b. 1984) is an artist working with and producing archives that amplify hidden connections between every-day technology and the environment. His work is influenced by the sonosphere, unsound, ecology, the economy of noise, infrastructure studies and the internet. He has a Masters in Music Technology from Birmingham Conservatoire, is the winner of the Deutsche Bank Creative Prize in Music 2014, winner of New Art West Midlands 2016, was shortlisted for the Aesthetica International Art Prize 2015 and was artist in residence at Bletchley Park in 2015. He is the co-director of media infrastructural investigative collective The People’s Cloud.


Future Proof, The LAB, Dublin, IE (2017)
Connecting Columns, Srishti Outpost, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, IN (2017)
Fields of Athenry, Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton, UK (2016)
Acts of Searching Closely, ASC Gallery, London, UK (2016)
Strongrooms, Warwickshire County Council Touring Project, UK (2016)
New Art West Midlands, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK (2016)
New Art West Midlands, Midlands Art Centre (mac) (2016), UK
New Art West Midlands, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2016), UK
New Art West Midlands, Herbert Gallery, Coventry (2016), UK
The Cloud is More Than Air and Water, Queen Street Studios, Belfast, UK (2015)
Aesthetica Art Prize Show, York St. Mary’s, York, UK (2015)
(((echo))), Stryx Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2014)
Performances, Installations and Screenings

Audiovisual Screening, Turbulence in the Chamber, for No Maps for These Territories – Jerwood Staging Series, Jerwood Space, London, UK (2016)
Audiovisual Screening, Mechanical Calculators, Photomediations Machine, Online (2016)
Film installation of Turbulencce in the Chamber, Zealous X, London, UK (2016)
Sound Installation, The Imitation Archive, Zealous X, London, UK (2016)
Film screening of Turbulence in the Chamber, Without Words Film Festival, Marseille, FR (2015)
The Imitation Archive, radio premiere, ABC Radio Soundproof – 35mins, Australia (2015)
Film screening of Turbulence in the Chamber, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, DE (2015)
Audio Walk, Reflections on Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (2015)
Theatre performance with compositions for #howtodisappear, Melbourne Fringe Festival ’14, Melbourne (2014)
Live audio/visual performance for SOUNDKitchen as member of Formuls, Birmingham (2014)
Film Screening of Turbulence in the Chamber, Trispace Gallery, London (2014)
3x Room interactive and responsive audio/visual installation for The Cloud is more than Air and Water, Birmingham Conservatoire (2014)
Produced electronics for performance of 2002 composition Iridaceae by Liz Johnson, for solo violin and electronics with the Fitzwilliam Quartet at King’s Place, London (2014)
Produced and Performed electronics for 2002 composition Iridaceae by Liz Johnson, for solo violin and electronics with Sarah Falmer, at The Frontiers Festival, Birmingham (2014)
Performed live diffusion of Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories at the Birmingham Conservatoire Recital Hall (2013)
Performed bass guitar for Midnight Davis (Five Easy Pieces Records, 2013)
Performed guitar, electronics, drums with Nedry for over 100 shows worldwide (2008 – 2011) including Roskilde Festival (DK), Reeperbahn Festival (DE), Sonar Festival (ES), SXSW (US), Latitude (UK), Airwaves (IS).
Performed guitar, electronics and VJ with Oko-oo-ho (No Sleep Production, 2007-2008)
Performed electronics and vocals with Unspeakable Easels (Unlabel Records 2006 – 2007)
Performed drums and percussion with Box (Unlabel Records, 2002 – 2004)
Field Recording and Composition, White Mountain, Emma Charles (For Reset: Modernity exhibition at ZKM Gallery, DE. Curated by Bruno Latour, (2016)