British sound artist Trevor Mathison discusses his sound art exhibition From Signal to Decay Vol.6. at Atelier Nord, part of an acclaimed ongoing series of artworks and LP releases. In conversation with author and curator Rob Young, Mathison will talk about the development of the project in different spaces, and how he incorporates various sculptural elements that refer to the local cultural landscape, such as here dried tree bark and forest soil, and filmic and sculptural elements that replicate natural rhythms and cycles in a mesmerising mixed-media presentation. He also integrates artefacts from his own past as a musician and soundtrack composer such as graphic scores, cassettes and reels of tape.
In this artist talk we will also hear about his fascinating background as an underground electronica producer with Berlin’s Chain Reaction label, and the soundtracks he has created for video artist/film maker John Akomfrah and the Black Audio Film Collective.
The talk is in English.