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MOCA Taipei

MOCA Taipei

10 February - 8 April 2012
Curated by Antoanetta Ivanova
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei

Showing Oribotics [the future unfolds] and a new work titled 'nano-scale-fold'
Cyber art holds a mirror to the modern world

Cyber art holds a mirror to the modern world

BBC's David Reid visits Austria's Ars Electronica festival which showcases cyber art - creativity inspired by our hi-tech times. Featuring Matthew Gardiner talking about the interconnectivity of his Oribots.

Oribotics [the future unfolds] video

I've just released a video documenting and explaining my latest artwork at Ars Electronica 2010.

Oribotics [the future unfolds] from Matthew Gardiner on Vimeo.

Tokyo Design Touch

Tokyo Design Touch

Matthew Gardiner will premiere Oribotics [the future unfolds] as part of an Ars Electronica Futurelab exhibit for Tokyo Design Touch in Tokyo Midtown, a bustling multipurpose venue in Roppongi Tokyo, Japan.

The exhibit runs from 28th October to 3rd November.
If you are in Tokyo, come on down!

Rupert Bunny Fellowship Recipient

The 2009 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship has been awarded to local artist Matthew Gardiner.

Matthew Gardiner’s specialty is oribotics, the fusion of origami and technology to create origami that is controlled by robot technology (paper that will fold and unfold on command). The concept of the mechanics which transforms the paper is based on the human hand and uses a simple push/pull mechanism to actuate a five-petalled flower. The Award will allow Gardiner to participate in a collaborative Ars Electronica Futurelab residency in Austria that specialises in interaction design. He will use the Fellowship to develop new robotic production techniques to create a work that is intuitive and human centered.

As part of the award Gardiner will present one robotic artwork to the City of Port Phillip on completion of the project. He will also exhibit the work at Linden Gallery in November 2010 and will conduct public talks about his work at the Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall, in December 2010. The work will be shown at the Recent Acquisitions exhibition in December 2011.