Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke: Delta-T

Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke “Delta-T”

(world premiere) [CA / USA]

“Time is a phantasm of motion.” – Hobbes 1665.

If time traditionally is seen to move forward as a steady tick-tock of absolutism, Delta-T explores recent research and theories of quantum physics, gravity, time and it’s relativity to mass and speed. Through jumps forward and backward, glitches and stroboscopic accelerations, DELTA-T challenges preconceptions of time-based compositions such as constant flow, linearity, and irreversibility.

The performance exposes the infinitely small and the magnitude of the infinitely immense which comprise our universe, and suggests perhaps with this perspective we can more appreciate the fragility and beauty of what’s right here within our reach.

Matthew Biederman works across media and milieus, architectures and systems, communities and continents since 1990. He creates works where light, space, and sound reflect on the intricacies of perception. Since 2008 he is a co-founder of Arctic Perspective Initiative, with Marko Peljhan working on projects throughout the circumpolar region. 

Biederman was the recipient of the Bay Area Artist Award by New Langton Arts, First Place at  Slovenia’s Break21. He has served as artist-in-residence at a variety of institutions and institutes, including the Iberian Nanosystems Laboratory, CMU’s CREATE lab, the Wave Farm and many more. His work has been featured at Lyon Bienniale, Istanbul Design Bienniale, The Tokyo Museum of Photography, ELEKTRA, MUTEK, Montreal Bienniale (CA), Bienniale of Digital Art (CA), SCAPE Bienniale (NZ) and the Moscow Biennale (RU), among many others.

Biederman is currently represented by Art45 / Sedition (online) and lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Pierce Warnecke is a US artist working equally in the sonic and visual domains via performances, installations and compositions. His works have been commissioned by CTM Festival, Deutschlandradio Kultur, ORF Musikprotocoll, Mirage Fesitval, ISM Hexadome, MadeiraDig and Semibreve festivals.

In addition to his solo works he collaborates with Frank Bretschneider, Matthew Biederman Keith Fullerton Whitman and more. He has received supporting grants from Germany, Canada, the European Union and France. He is currently professor at Berklee Valencia, Spain where he has been awarded multiple Faculty Fellowship grants.

Pierce has presented his works in many international festivals and spaces, such as MUTEK, ZKM, Sonic Acts, KW Institut Berlin, CTM Festival, Elektra, NEMO and more. He has released music on raster media and Room40 and is represented by DISK Agency.