Matt Cook collects noise. As a sound and performance artist Matt is fascinated by different rhythmic structures that exist within the urban environment. Whilst working as artist in Residence with BCA, Matt walked around to discover what makes Bedford tick. He collected sound recordings, and took photographs to create Stereography: stereophonic geography, an installation that comprised of a playful and quirky map of Bedford with sound accompaniment.
It was Matt’s intention to make his Bedford map as colourful sonically as it was visual. Trees made from pencils spun majestically on cheap cassette players. Toy aircraft were fitted with speakers and plastic people whizzed around in circles. Sections of moving audiotape climbed the gallery walls. The combination of all the sound makers working simultaneously produced a chaotic cacophony, an ever changing soundscape that worked with the visual material to capture the character of Bedford.
This project was produced whilst Matt was Artist in Residence with BCA. Although we are not currently running a residency scheme, we do have artists’ studios to rent. If you are interested, please email email@example.com