"Ghosts of the Uncivil Head"
Opening: Tuesday 8 August, 6-8
Dates: 8-26 August 2006
Matthew Gingold’s work in audio/visual installation and performance has largely focused on perception, the body and the various meanings ‘live’ and ‘alive’ can have within these contexts. Usually this is explored through the multiple – it’s differences and repetitions – and through these, our connections to identity, the everyday and the sublime. Gingold is interested in processes, both physical and algorithmic that playfully ‘overcode’ meanings or meta-structures. That is, he likes to create rules, many many rules, that by the very nature of complication become obsolete, renewed, changed, unexpected, beautiful, intuitive and generally unruly.
Working across artforms and media, Gingold’s practice spans installation, exhibition, performance, public and community outcomes. His most recent work, Circuit, a Made by Melbourne Fringe commision that networks and transforms photographs of gallery visitors was simultaneously shown at 8 independent and artist run initiatives across Victoria, including Allen's Walk (Bendigo), Arc Yinnar (Yinnar), Westspace, Seventh, Kings, Yarra Sculpture, Off the Curb and Bus (Melbourne).