From Mar 17th through May 2nd, 2008. Gustavo Matamoros is a sound media artist and composer of experimental music living in Miami since 1979. This exhibition, Small Sounds in the Workplace, represents a continuation of his work with sound produced by small objects. In this case, several autonomous sound sources are distributed around the work area, each containing iterations of small sounds, some human-made, others natural. The sounds blend into the work environment in ways similar to what happens in a relatively quiet garden.
He has received one NEA Media Arts Grant (1988), two Individual Artist Fellowships from the State of Florida (1995, 2000), and the Visual and Media Arts Fellowship from Florida’s Cultural Consortium (2000). Recent commissions include Organic Pipes, a sound installation for Vizcaya Museum’s Contemporary Arts Project (2006); Cars and Fish, the first large-scale performance commission from the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts (2005, described by The Miami Herald as “among the first great video-sound events in Miami’s history”); and, Breezeway, a permanent sound installation commissioned by Florida’s Art in State Buildings for the new Paul Cejas School of Architecture Building at Florida International University designed by Bernard Tschumi.
The opening night reception, on April 19th, 2008 is free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain open until May 2nd, 2008 weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This exhibition will be complemented by a collaborative performance with Miami sound media artist Rene Barge at the opening celebration. Art@Work is located at Mosquera Orthodontics at 1205 SW 87th Avenue in Miami.
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