MATTHEW MOSHER

ARTIST STATEMENT

I create intermedia installations and experiential systems that bridge the physical and digital worlds. These systems manifest as freestanding interactive sculptures, immersive installations, and choreographed performance pieces. These works engage viewers with audio and visual feedback, enticing them to become participants. My work blends new media, physical computing, relational aesthetics, computer programming, and traditional sculpture processes. Ultimately, I choose my media and materials based on what will best convey the concept of the piece. I am interested in how the body adapts to physical spaces, and through embodied gesture can generate meaning for an audience. Conceptually, my work examines current political issues, interpersonal relationships, and the role of technology in each. In doing so, my work enables people to explore their relationships to art and other members of society. My goal is to promote dialogue and empower people to see the world from a different perspective through art.

BIOGRAPHY

Boston native Matthew Mosher is an intermedia artist and research professor who creates embodied experiential systems. He received his BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and his MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University in 2012. While in Phoenix, Arizona he co-founded the non-profit [nueBOX] residency program for emerging performance and installation artists. Currently, he is an assistant professor of digital media at the University of Central Florida. Mosher exhibits his work across the United States, and internationally in India, China, Finland, and the Netherlands. His research is published in the ACM Computer-Human Interaction, Tangible Embodied Interaction, and New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference proceedings. His public installations, dynamic performances, and experiential systems bridge the physical and digital worlds by mixing new media, sensing technology, relational aesthetics, computer programming, collaborative practice, and traditional sculpture processes. When taking a break from teaching and research, he enjoys stillwater kayaking, dispersed camping, and board games.

EVENTS

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Matthew Mosher, Danielle Wood, and Tony Obr. 2018. Tributaries of Our Distant Palpability. In Proceedings of the Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME ’18). NIME, Blacksburg, VA, 360-361.

Matthew Mosher. 2017. If These Walls Could Speak: Tangible Memories. In Proceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences (AM '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 13, 4 pages.

Matthew Mosher. 2016. What We Have Lost/What We Have Gained: Embodied Interfaces for Live Performance and Art Exhibitions. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 289-292.

Matthew Mosher and David Tinapple. 2016. What We Have Lost / What We Have Gained: Tangible Interactions Between Physical and Digital Bodies. In Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 658-662.

Mike Krzyzaniak et all. 2014. Separation: Short Range Repulsion. In Proceedings of the Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME ’14). NIME, London, UK, 303-306.

SELECTED PRESS

ePluribus: America, Using Art to Challenge Gun Violence in America
By Jeanette Lenoir, 7 june 2017

Phoenix New Times, The Best Art We Saw In Downtown Phoenix On First Friday, August 7
By Linn Trimble, 10 August 2015

Jackalope Ranch, 5 Cool Things We Saw at ARTELPHX Fall 2014 at The Clarendon
By Evie Carpenter, 29 September 2014

Wired Magazine, Table Fighting Is Exactly What It Sounds Like: Tables, Fighting
By Beth Carter, 30 May 2012

Phoenix New Times, Tempe has a Musical Meditative Space Rover
By Lenni Rosenblum, 14 February 2012

Phoenix New Times Jackalope Ranch, 100 Creatives #74 M. Mosher
By Amy Silverman, 29 June 2010

CONTACT

I would love to hear from you! Send an email to: me (at) matthewmosher (dot) org

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