Artist Flashcards: Matthew Caron’s Video-Worlds

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Who: Matthew Caron

Where: Matthew has lived in New York on and off since attending NYU for Film and Television Production. He lives his life making art and editing videos out of his studio space in Brooklyn Brush Studios (BBS203).

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NBNY, “Autumn Bowl,” featuring Long Distance Poison, October 2012
From his “Companion” Series

What: Videographer, musician, weaver, and writer are just a few hats this multi-talented creative wears daily. A video artist at heart, he often collaborates with other musicians. New ventures in life have brought Matthew away from the screen to create virtual campsites with his FYNE series of installations. Matthew has also ventured into publishing by producing weavings and zines based on his visual explorations.

Matthew’s FYNE audiovisual campsite during Bushwick Open Studios (photo courtesy of the artist)

Where You’ve Seen Him: At #BOS2014 of course! Matthew set up his FYNE campsite in studio # 330 at BBS203 for Bushwick Open Studios. Outside of Bushwick, Matthew is a vet when it comes to showcasing his multiple talents. Matthew just had a new set of weavings titled “Companion” on display at the Parenthesis Art Space inside Brooklyn Brush Studios and previously staged FYNE at Helper Projects in Lefferts Gardens last summer as part of a series curated by Dane Patterson and Plant Migration Records. A zine featuring images from this show is available at Printed Matter.

Matthew has previously shown work and performed at the Art After 5 series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Red Bull Music Academy shows, The Creators Project at Milk Studios, E.S.P. TV, Bring To Light: Nuit Blanche New York, Cake Shop, The Silent Barn, La Sala, Knockdown Center, Outlet BK, and East Village Radio.

Why We’re Into It: Our world today is nothing less than a visceral whirlpool, and Matthew’s multi-media worlds capture the expanding possibilities of vision today. As an artist who does not tunnel through a single medium, his work projects the multidimensionality of life today. His music, videos, zines, objects and environments are world’s in themselves, and when viewing them audiences are channeled into single moments that allow time to take a breath from the ever-turning world.

Reg Bloor Live visuals, Red Bull Music Academy, May 2014

“I am interested in video at the intersection of writing, documentary, publishing, and object-making. The deeper I go into my practice, the harder I want to push the moving image beyond the traditional relationship of a passive audience regarding an animated box. Video has become an environmental element that we literally inhabit, wear and even eat, and I want to reveal and explore this new relationship wherever I can.”

Matthew takes autonomy to the next level. In his art, its not just about changing the channel—its about becoming the show.

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