When the pandemic hit Matt decided that this would be the ideal time to broaden his academic horizons and focus his experience on an M.A. that combines art, architecture and critical thinking.
So far, the course at Brighton has allowed him to build on his experience in architectural glass and video and his intention is to combine these disparate mediums in a way that considers the urban environment, with an emphasis on the ways that advances in technology in recent times have blurred the lines between the physical and digital realms. He is also very interested in what he calls “The beauty unseen” where glitches and imperfections that might normally be ignored or discarded are given credit for their own intrinsic aesthetic appeal.
The work he has produced so far on the course begins to consider how technology allows us to see ourselves within urban space, and time, in new ways. With the use of 3D scanning video cameras and photogrammetry he is pushing his art and design practice into new exciting territory.