As an artist and filmmaker Matthew Noel-Tod has been exhibited internationally and is represented in major international collections of moving image work. Matthew studied Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, Norwich School of Art and Design and Fachhochschule Aachen and holds and MA in Feature Film from Goldsmiths, University of London. He participated in the Collegium Sacilense of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Italy, 2000-2001 and completed the LUX Associate Artists’ Programme, London in 2008. He was artist-in-residence at The Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw in 2005 with an Arts Council England International Fellowship and in 2008 he was selected for the Film London Bristol Mean Time Residency at Picture This, Bristol. He received a Film London Artists’ Film and Video Award for his film Nausea (2005). From 2011-2012 Noel-Tod was artist-in-residence in Victoria Park, London with Chisenhale Gallery and he is a current recipient of the ACME Studios Firestation Work/Live residency 2010-2015. Noel-Tod’s work is held in the collection of the Pompidou Centre, Paris; the British Film Institute National Film and Television Archive and is distributed by LUX, UK. In 2004 he was a visiting artist at San Francisco Art Institute and has 10 years experience teaching film and fine art. In addition to his own work as an artist he is an accomplished Director of Photography, working on over 10 significant long-form artists’ films between 2008-2012. Matthew Noel-Tod is Course Leader for BA(Hons) Moving Image. (Biography from University Brighton) -> Matthew Noel-Tod on Tumblr
On Air: Matthew Noel-Tod - Castle 3.0 Secret Cinema: CASTLE 3.0 presents familiar and unfamiliar objects in relation to ideas of life-cycles, eroticism and structures of display and knowledge. Male and female figures are represented through CGI in the form of Jean-Paul Gaultier perfume bottles. A CGI tiger also appears in an imaginary embryonic state, a simple, but impossible furball. The objects are digitally real, but physically dematerialised. Virtual skins that appear to contain fluids and liquids whose objectives are life, death and eroticism. They represent knowledge of life through the signifiers of death. Excerpts and documentation
Other Videos by Matthew Noel-TodBANG! (2012) Matthew Noel-Tod "There is no universal history that leads from savagery to humanity", said Adorno. But there is now a film with talking dogs that traces the development of the world spirit from Plato thru August 2011 riots to today. BANG! is a materialist history of the present that uses the language of internet memes, advice dogs, and infantilised avatars to tussle with the journey from an organic society to the surreal subsumption of capital; the unfinished story of communism for a world that's gone to the dogs. Blind Carbon Copy (2008) by Matthew Noel-Tod Frieze: "For the script to his film Blind Carbon Copy (2008) Matthew Noel-Tod mines his email inbox, exploring its possibilities for the flimsy excess of evocation that is thrown off when you return to a text that has exhausted its initial use. As a non-narrative but almost feature-length film, some description is necessary to convey its flavour. The film develops four or five different kinds of basic scenes but most frequently returns to ten or 12 actors gathered, dressed-down and script in hand, performing lines gathered at random from Noel-Tod’s emails. " Read on...
Curators' SpecialPart of the curatorial selection of Omar Kholeif.