Artur Matuck

Visiting Artists & Designers

Artur Matuck
2003

Matuck started his artistic career in video with “Emanatio-Profanatio” and “Brahminicide”, both made in 1977 and both of a distinctly ecological and critical nature. During his postgraduate studies on copyright he succeeded in developing the symbol “Semion”, used internationally to denote released information. In the eighties he presented the video installation “Alpha Centauri Stelo Binara” at the 17th São Paulo Biennial (1983). At the same time he was creating telecommunications art events such as “Intercities” (1988), a transmission of sounds and images between the Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo and the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He served as Director of the University of São Paulo’s IPAT (Instituto de Pesquisas em Arte e Tecnologia), which brought together Brazilian artists interested in creating art works on the telecommunications networks. At the end of the eighties he took part in various telecommunications art events such as the 1989 “Faxarte”, in which he set up image transmissions by fax between the cities of São Paulo and Campinas; “Telesthesi” (1991), a transmission between Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and the University of São Paulo; and “Connect” (1991-1992), a transmission between Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Paris I. In 2001 he presented the web art piece “Literaterra/Landscript” at the Twenty-Fifth São Paulo Biennial.