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Series: And Sometimes… The Space is Full of a Previous Space, by Gustavo Matamoros

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Deering Estate Visitor Center 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States

And Sometimes… The Space is Full of a Previous Space, a four-part series by current Deering Estate artist-in-residence Gustavo Matamoros, will premiere on Thursday September 1, 2022. A part of his yearlong residency, the program consists of a series of experimental collaborations with established intermedia artists using new technologies to combine site-specific recordings, local myth, language and archival content from the Subtropics collection.

These events will take place indoors at the Deering Estate Visitor Center theater. Admission to these program are free with RSVP on the individual evening program listings on Eventbrite (see below).

Limited tickets are available, and must be RSVP’d online in advance. 

The program of performances includes:

September 1, 2022; 7 to 9 pm
in collaboration with David Dunn and Ralph Provisero
RSVP online.
This performance follows the format of a limited edition art album published by Subtropics Editions containing recorded works by Gustavo Matamoros and Dunn as well as drawings by Provisero, this event will be presented in a multichannel audio context with animated projections of Provisero’s drawings designed and performed by Freddy Jouwayed and Rodrigo Arcaya.

September 8, 2022; 7 to 9 pm
PIN PAN PUN – Part 2
in collaboration with Jose Hernández Sánchez
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This playful collaborative play combines a collection of intermedia sound pieces by Gustavo Matamoros and Hernández Sánchez presented as a single unified play. Pin Pan Pun is designed for flexible spaces and situations so that it can go on the road.

September 15, 2022; 7 to 9 pm
in collaboration with Pat Oleszko and Ricardo Matamoros
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With the intent to make a movie portraying the unusual activity residing within (and outside) the walls of the Deering Estate mansions, Paranormal combines the talents of the fabulous Oleszko with that of the Matamoros Brothers into a performative intermedia film-poster designed to introduce some of the off characters they discovered in the process.

September 22, 2022; 7 to 9 pm
in collaboration with Freddy Jouwayed and Rodrigo Arcaya
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This fourth evening-long event provides a framework for the presentation of sound art, radio art and intermedia from the archives of the Subtropics Organization in a creative mixed media context.

About the artists:

Gustavo Matamoros is an American composer born in Venezuela who creates experimental music and sound art. He is the founder of the Subtropics Festival in Miami and a core member of Frozen Music — a sound art collective with David Dunn and Rene Barge that has included Russell Frehling and David Behrman.

He is best known for his work with small sounds; his sound portraits; the use of “gated” recorded sound as an interactive element in live electroacoustic performance; his “noise melodies;” for his sound videos; and for his site-specific and public sound art installations. Over three decades, he has worked, performed and collaborated with numerous preeminent experimental artists of our time, including, Alison Knowles, Charles Recher, Chris Mann, Davey Williams, Fast Forward, Jan Williams, Sam Ashley and Robert Gregory.

He has received three Knight Art Challenge awards (2010, 2017, 2021) from the Knight Foundation, The South Florida Cultural Consortium (2000), two State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowships (1995, 2000), and two National Composition Awards (1981, 1984) from CONAC in Venezuela. Matamoros has also received commissions and grants from New Music USA, New American Radio, NEA, Miami Performing Arts Center, Culture Builds Florida, Art in State Buildings, Interpretations, Experimental Sound Studio, Roulette and City of Miami Beach, and his work is in the collections at Perez Art Museum, Cifo, Arturo Mosquera, Helen Kohen, Nautilus Foundation and The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Collection of Concrete and Visual Poetry.

As artistic director of Subtropics he has introduced Miami to world premiere performances and exhibitions by most pioneers of the American avant-garde such as John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, George Lewis, Robert Ashley, Carles Santos, Trimpin, Alison Knowles, Augusto De Campos, Helen Thorington, Phill Niblock, Yasunao Tone, Jacki Apple, Gregory Whitehead, Derek Bailey, LaDonna Smith; and has helped champion the work of experimentalists and sound artists from the Southeast.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Matamoros has been guest resident artist and lecturer at Mills College, University of Utah, Vermont College, UC Santa Cruz, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Brooklyn College, Dartmouth College and Wesleyan University; has been a review panelist for NEA, MAP, Jerome Foundation, Arts International, The Alpert Foundation, and American Composer’s Forum; and has taught electronic and experimental music, sound art and critical listening at Florida International University, Miami International University, and University of Miami.

Pat Oleszko makes a spectacle of herself—and don’t mind if you laugh. Using the world as a stooge, her work includes elaborate costumes and props incorporated into diverse performances, film, installations with lithe accompaniment, spatial events with the cast-off dozens and much uttered shenanigans.

She has worked from the popular art forms of the street, party, parade and burlesque house to the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, Documenta, the Lake Placid Winter Olympics and Lincoln Center. She has appeared in fields, streams, oceans and mountain tops, and in Sesame Street Magazine, Ms, Playboy and Artforum.

An overview show of her myriad works traveled to 11 museums and artist’s spaces. A much decorated artist, Oleszko has received multiple fellowships from the National Endowment and the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Rome Prize, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the DAAD (Berlin), several Tony nominations, a Jim Henson grant and a “Bessie” (the New York Dance & Theater Award for Sustained Excellence) among others. She continues to pump irony and disparately bring home the beacon. After all, the truth squirts.

Composer David Dunn was born in 1953, San Diego, California. He was an assistant to the American composer Harry Partch and remained active as a performer in the Harry Partch Ensemble for over a decade. He has worked in a wide variety of audio media inclusive of traditional and experimental music, installations for public exhibitions, video and film soundtracks, radio broadcasts, and bioacoustic research.

Presently he is a Professor Emeritus of the University of California Santa Cruz. His compositions and soundscape recordings have appeared in many international forums, concerts, broadcasts, and exhibitions. Besides his multiple books, recordings and soundtracks, he has been anthologized in over 50 books and journals.

Much of his current work is focused upon the development of listening strategies and technologies for environmental sound monitoring in both aesthetic and scientific contexts. Dunn was the recipient of the prestigious Alpert Award for Music in 2005 and the Henry Cowell Award from the American Music Center in 2007. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

José Hernández Sánchez’s music encompasses a variety of media; he has written pieces for acoustic instruments, electronic music and collaborative works comprising different artistic disciplines. His latest musical interests include composing by combining and juxtaposing different types of musical expression, such as disparate styles (electronic, contemporary, popular) and sound materials (signaling sounds, noises, recordings of other musics) within the same work. His pieces have been performed at international festivals, galleries and non-conventional spaces in Latin America, Europe and the United States.

José attained a BFA in music composition at CalArts mentored by Barry Schraeder and James Tenney among others. He later earned his MFA in music composition at SDSU and attended workshops with Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Vinko Globokar and Toshio Hosokawa. He worked as professor and coordinator of the department of composition at Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia from 2004 to 2010. He is presently based in Miami, composing music and independently researching aesthetics.

Ricardo Matamoros (SVC), is a Venezuelan born director and cinematographer. He graduated Class of 1.984 at New York University Tish School of the Arts’ and developed a long career in the documentary and commercial film industry. His work has been recognized and internationally awarded by the National Association of Venezuelan Advertisers, (ANDA), Procter & Gamble’s World-Class Copy Program, Addy Awards, Parks for Life International Film Competition, Merida’s National Film Festival, LAGOVEN Film and Documentary Film and Video Festival, Sondrio Film Festival (Italy), Louis B Mayer Film Production Awards at NYU and London International Advertising Awards (LIAA), among others.

Mr. Matamoros’ in-depth cinematographic knowledge and technical experience have allowed him to collaborate in the development of image quality control laboratories. He has participated in development and supervision of cinematic workflows, with the aim of optimizing digital negatives for post-production processes in HDR. He has been offering support for cinematographers and other members of the production pipeline as a Consultant in HDR Cinematic Design and Cinematography for HBO-LA, TELEVISA, Seven West and other independent productions.

He has collaborated in the experimental and audiovisual arts with Jay Layda (“Human Mechanics” – 1983 – 16mm short film – NYC), Magui Trujillo (“Riada” – 1.997 – Music – Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas), and his brother Gustavo Matamoros in working on developing materials from the Subtropics Archive and preparing them as artwork and documentary pieces for exhibition including works by Goldsmith, Dunn and several other Subtropics artists.

Ricardo Matamoros is founding president (2015-2020) of the Venezuelan Society of Cinematographers (SVC) and founding Secretary General (2015-2019) of the Federation of Latin American Cinematographers (FELAFC).

Freddy Jouwayed is a multimedia artist and exhibition designer currently heading FJP Design. He previously served as Museum Designer for HistoryMiami. There, he was instrumental to an immersive multi sensory approach for presenting South Florida historical content evident in exhibitions such as “Hurricane Andrew – 25 Years Later” and the award-winning “Operation Pedro Pan, The Cuban Children’s Exodus”.

Jouwayed’s spacial considerations and fascination with light drive an artistic practice that centers on mesmeric settings for collaborative exchanges. These concerns are evident in the installations and performance rituals with the artist collective 3PQ, and more current collaborations with sound artist Gustavo Matamoros produced the sound installation LISTEN, and design of the Audiotheque 2.0, both at Oolite Arts. In 2019, Jouwayed’s multimedia installation works were exhibited at Cornell Art Museum, Palm Beach State College, NSU, and MDC’s Koubek Center.

Ralph Provisero (b. 1967) is a contemporary American artist whose works have been exhibited in museums, galleries and public spaces in North America and Europe, and as part of important collections including the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum, the Deering Estate at Cutler and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In addition, Provisero is a member of the Curatorial Advisory Board of the MDC Museum of Art + Design. Currently teaching at New World School of the Arts, he has previously taught at Florida International University, Miami Dade College and the University of Miami, and served as a visiting artist at Kansas City Art Institute and Washington University in St. Louis. In 2007, he received the Atlantic Center for the Arts/Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship for Visual Artists in Residence. Provisero received an MFA from the University of Miami School of Art and Art History in 2010 and a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1995. He lives and works in Miami.

This project is funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the Knight Arts Challenge.

Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami- Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.


September 22
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Deering Estate Visitor Center 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States
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