is renowned for his work that fuses art with technology, working across such areas as robotics, origami, computer programming, interactivity technology and projection.
In collaboration with composer David Young
, Matthew has developed multiple Radiobots - small mechanical robotic hammers that can tap rhythms into buildings and other structures.
The Radiobots respond to rhythms on a control panel-instrument, which can be used as a performance medium for musicians/percussionists.
For more details, visit the Radiobots website.
Matthew Gardiner’s residency in Shepparton culminated in community workshops, exhibition, and a performance demonstration exploring the Radiobots as instruments.
Artist: Matthew Gardiner
Technical Designer: Ray Gardiner
Composer: David Young
Percussionist: Eugene Ughetti
Community Facilitator: Patricia Sargant
Videography: Miles Bennett
Executive Producer: Thea Baumann
“'WAS THAT THING FROM PREDATOR?' Two Shepparton teenagers ambling away from Matthew Gardiner's new show RADIOBOTS would mistake the work's central interactive console, with a series of sequential insignias, as based on the explosive device on the arm of the 1980s action film's alien. Of the weird connections one can make operating radiobots, it may not be so incongruous to assume of them an otherworldly
- Christian McCrea, Realtime
Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria, 2009
Read the full Realtime review here.