Red Oak, Stones, Arduino, RFID
I seek clarity through genuine experience. My intermedia artwork creates installations and scenarios that bridge the physical and digital worlds. By touching, feeling, looking at, moving within, and talking to my work participants add a piece of themselves to the project and take away a part of it, too. I mix new media, sensing technology, relational aesthetics, computer programming, and traditional sculpture processes to build interactive experiences and experiential systems. My work brings people together and provides them with a heightened sense of self-discovery and wonder.If These Walls Could Speak was developed to create a nonlinear memory storage system from a collection of rocks, where each stone can recall an audio history of its significance to its collector. Unlike a traditional diary, If these walls could speak is object based versus chronology based. This allows people to quickly jump to the story they would like to hear by selecting the rock associated with that memory. In doing so, If these walls could speak creates a ready-to hand tangible user interface devoid of graphics and screens, that relies on touch and hearing for interaction, and conceals the technical components that make it work. With this interface users can preserve their memories in physical objects for friends and family.
Boston native Matthew Mosher is an intermedia artist and mixed methods research professor focusing on 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, where he taught art courses for six years. While in Phoenix, Arizona he co-founded the [nueBOX] residency program for emerging performance and installation artists. Currently, he is an assistant professor of digital media specializing in interaction design at the University of Central Florida. His work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally in New Delhi, India and Beijing, China. He creates intermedia artworks including public installations, performances, and experiential systems that 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 observational astronomy, dispersed camping, and jewelry design.