Matt Soar



Artist Website: Matt Soar

Bio: Matt Soar is an intermedia artist, chiefly a filmmaker and writer, with a scholarly background in design, media and cultural studies. His research-creation activities usually lie at the juncture of residual and emergent media forms. His primary teaching area is Intermedia; he has also taught courses on cultural production and media ethnography, and signs and public lettering. His graduate degrees in Communication are from Simon Fraser University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.



Title: A is for Accidental / Aesthetic / Amodern / Analog

As an iSoarntermedia artist and designer, I have become increasingly interested in the aesthetic properties of residual, analog media. My focus for this ‘Lost Leaders’ res

idency will be to use various ‘raw’ materials (16 and 35mm film leaders) to make work using artifacts from the MAL collection. The goal will be to create ‘happy accidents’: composite images, projections, and time-based media that highlight and celebrate the ephemeral, paratextual aspects – the ‘metadata’ – of film.

Onsite: Yes

Duration: February 28-March 3, 2014

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Events: Talk and screening of “Lost Leaders” at Counterpath on Saturday March 1, 2014 at 7pm.

Documentation: Videos from Soar’s Talk at the Brakhage Center are on our Vimeo, Interview, Beyond the Beige Box