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Matthew Noel-Tod (GB) / “Nausea” - 2005 - 54 min

Matthew Noel-Tod (GB) / “Nausea” - 2005 - 54 min

.: Statement

“Nausea is a synthesis of text and image that draws inspiration from Impressionism, On Kawara, Barnett Newman and the existential diary of Jean-Paul Sartre from which it adopts its title. The video footage is a journal of observations shot entirely on a mobile phone. Crudely low resolution, it retains a fuzzy warmth and familiarity rather than the cold and impersonal qualities of much digital technology, challenging a 'certain end-point in cinema, wherein we only ever imagine and receive mediated images.”
- Mark Webber

.: Biography

Born 1978, Matthew Noel-Tod studied Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, London, Fachhochschule Aachen, Germany and Norwich School of Art and Design, UK

.: Selected Exhibition

Solo exhibitions and screenings include: Kino.Lab, Centrum Sztuki Wspó_czesnej Zamek Ujazdowski / CCA, Warsaw, Poland (2005 / 2006), San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA (2005), Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee, Dundee UK (2004), LUX Salon, LUX, London UK (2004), Unit B Gallery, Chicago USA (2003) and The Frontier Gallery, Norwich, UK (2002).
Nausea (2005) received its world premiere in The Times bfi 49th London Film Festival, National Film Theatre, London UK (2005) and was selected for the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2006).
Selected group screenings and exhibitions include: Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, USA (2006), Video London, Espai Ubu, Barcelona, Spain (2005), International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic (2005), Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2005), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2005, 2004, 2002), Gasworks Gallery, London, UK (2004), , Croatia (2004), Kosmopolis 04, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain (2004), Seoul Net & Film Festival, South Korea (2004), Transmission Gallery at Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, (2004), S1 Salon, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK (2003 / 2004), Detroit Art Space, Detroit, USA (2003), Transat Video, Caen, France (2003), 23rd Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge, UK (2003), 25hrs, Barcelona, Spain (2003), LUX Open, Royal College of Art, London, UK (2003), Use Your Illusion, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow UK (2003), The Peterborough Prize, UK (2002), and Cinema Sculptuur, The Hague, Netherlands (2002).


Awards include Arts Council England Grants for Arts Awards in 2003 and 2004. In 2004 he received a London Artists’ Film and Video Award (LAFVA) from Film London.
Matthew Noel-Tod is a founding member of the group Free Cinema Seven (London, UK).
In 2005 he was the recipient of an ACE International Fellowship at Centrum Sztuki Wspó_czesnej (Centre for Contemporary Art), a-i-r laboratory, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, where he was artist in residence for 3 months. His 45 minute film, Obcy Aktorzy / Foreign Actors (2006), made with Polish actors during the residency and an accompanying publication will be launched in June 2006.

In 2005 he was a Visiting Artist at San Francisco Art Institute, USA.

Matthew Noel-Tod has been a Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design, UK, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK and Surrey Institute of Art and Design, UK.

His videos Jetzt Im Kino (2003) and Nausea (2005) are distributed by LUX, London.

Jetzt Im Kino (2003) is in the collection of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.


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