Matt Hulse is an artist working with film, music, sound, performance, word and community. His work is formally innovative, playful, sometimes collaborative, and typically crosses or combines genres, techniques and platforms. He has recently completed his second feature film Dummy Jim, which has been nominated for a Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013.
Selected Retrospective Screenings
Unheard Festival Amsterdam (2011)
Nova Cinema Brussels (2008)
ICA London (London Short Film Festival) (2007) →
Festival International du Film de La Rochelle (2005)
Art Institute Chicago (Gene Siskel Film Centre) (2004)
MACBA Barcelona (L’Alternativa) (2003)
Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw (Kinolab) (2003)
His films have screened at film festivals internationally since 1990.
Tropfest NY 2012 Third Prize (2012)
Hoppe-Ritter Teamwork Award 21st Stuttgart Filmwinter (2008)
Kodak Animation Award San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival (2004)
Tio’s Red Hot and Spicy Award Ann Arbor Film Festival (2002)
Special Award for Film Split Festival of New Film (2001)
SAC Creative Scotland Award (2001)
First Prize (Video Section) Transmediale Berlin (1999)
Fox Searchlight Best British Short Film (1998)
Scottish BAFTA New Talent Award Best Achievement (1998)
Selected Group Shows
From Gatehouse to Winehouse: Inside the Artist’s Workplace – Cameron Art Museum Wilmington NC (2012)
Dog Park – G Gallery Houston USA (2012)
Aller À Ouessant: Vidéo Sur L’Ile # 2 – Brest (2010)
Follow a Thread (Six Contemporary Responses to Tapestry) – Dovecot Edinburgh & Tour (2009)
Dunlop’s Pedal Powered Time Machine – Dick Institute Kilmarnock (2009) →
Running Time: Artists Film in Scotland 1960 to Now – Dean Gallery Edinburgh (2009)
Figuring Landscapes: Artists’ Moving Image from UK & Australia – International Touring Exhibition (2009)
Let Me Show You Some Things – CCA Glasgow (2008)
The Harrachov Exchange – Dilston Grove London & Tour (2007-2008) →
Undercover Surrealism – Hayward Gallery London (60 Second Surreal) (2006)
A Century of Artists’ Film in Britain – Tate Britain London (2003) →
Fabula – UK National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (2003)
Shoe – National Touring Exhibition originated by City Gallery Leicester (2002)
Curated by Matt Hulse
The Audible Picture Show (founded 2003, ongoing) International touring show of audio artworks by a diversity of visual artists, film makers, animators, writers, radio makers, sound artists, musicians. Presented in dark cinemas →
FilmCraft (January 2009) Events & screenings exploring relationships between craft & the moving image, with particular emphasis on textiles →
Sign Language Cinema (2002-3 & 2006) Journeys into deaf moving image culture, with films, talks, presentations & events at Edinburgh Filmhouse & Glasgow Film Theatre. Sign Language Cinema 2003 was the world’s first carbon neutral film festival.
The Sound of Loozak (2001) Audio pieces by a diversity of makers installed in the public toilets of The Arches, Glasgow.
Matt was artist in residence at Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2004), Wooda Arts (2009) and Cucalorus Film Festival (2013).
Amongst other publications, Time Out’s 1000 Films to Change Your Life (edited by Simon Cropper 2006), A History of Experimental Film & Video (A.L.Rees 1999) and Health & Efficiency Lifestyle Magazine (May 1998) have featured his work.
Matt collaborates with composer Max Richter, and has created film projection for live performances of ‘The Blue Notebooks’ and Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ for Deutsche Grammophon. He also created film projection for the Scottish Clarinet Quartet.
Matt has worked as a multi-screen club projectionist, an ad-hoc tutor in experimental film, a freelance textile designer for fashion and furnishing (selling designs across Europe, Japan and the USA), a voice over artist and has been commissioned to create soundtracks for award-winning films.
He has also worked as a theatre usher, kitchen porter and public toilet attendant.
For a selected filmography click here →
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Updated January 2013