TRANSMISSION ART ARCHIVE
Matthew Biederman works with the electromagnetic spectrum as base material in all of his explorations. He explores questions surrounding the spectrum from policy to perception through tactical media projects, performances, installations and workshops. Biederman was the recipient of the Bay Area Artist Award in Video by New Langton Arts in 1999, First Place in the Visual Arts category of Slovenia's Break21 festival, and has served as artist-in-residence at the Center for Experimental Television on numerous occasions.
His installations have been exhibited worldwide in a variety of festivals and venues such as 7th ATA Fesitval (Lima, Peru), Oboro (Montreal), ZeroOne (San Jose) and the SCAPE Biennial of Art in Public Space (Christchurch, New Zealand) As a film and video maker, his works have been included in, among others, the FILE festival (Sao Paulo), New Forms Festival (Vancouver), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Paris/Berlin International Meetings, and the Chicago Underground Film Festival.
As a performer, he has developed his work through various settings to stimulate new work methodologies, via site-specific works at SIGGRAPH and DARE-DARE, residencies at the Makrolab, and various other projects. He has worked alongside musicians since 1999, performing at the historic Theatre du Chatelet (Paris), Ars Electronica (Linz), the AV Festival (Newcastle), and Hipersonica (Rio de Janeiro). Since 2004 he has participated on a long-term collaboration with the Projekt Atol / PACT Systems team performing and developing the visual display systems for their Signal-Sever! / SCATTER! / Spektr! events. These performances have been featured at festivals such as Futuresonic (UK), ISEA (Helsinki/Singapore), Nuit Blanche (Paris).