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Thursday 7th, July, 2011

Matt Green, Joan Healy and Stuart Sloan: Creative Campus 2011 Mentors

Matt Green is a Sound Artist who has recently completed a PhD at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast. His research was supported by Hewlitt-Packard Media Labs and explored the sonic capacities of the lab’s mobile and pervasive technologies.

In conjunction with his research and otherwise, Matt has exhibited work at numerous festivals and conferences throughout the UK and further afield. This includes ISEA 2009 (International Symposium for Electronic Arts), Dislocate 2008 (Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan), Inclusiva.Net 2008 (Madrid, Spain) and FutureSonic (Manchester, UK). Matt was recently commissioned by Belfast City Council and PLACE to produce six site-specific sound installations for six sites in the city of Belfast. This work was titled Resounding Rivers (2010) and sought to reintroduce the sound of Belfast’s buried rivers into the city’s streets. Matt is also the co-creator of a permanent yet adaptable, interactive sound installation, which is located in the entrance space of Perth Concert Hall, Scotland and entitled Lyre Bird (2005). Additionally, Matt has an interest in electronic music and performance.

Joan Healy is a visual artist based in Dublin. She has a B.A. in Fine Art from the Dublin Institute of Technology and an M.A. in the Art in the Digital World course from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In her work she combines performance, sound, video, and interactive technologies, examining gender roles and the notion of the abject in society.

She has recently exhibited her sound installation piece Meat Market that uses sensors and interactive technology in Transnatural, Amsterdam, and performed her Live Art piece Hairy Banjo at Biorhythm in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin and in the St Etienne City of Design Biennale, France. Her work has also been exhibited both nationally and internationally at exhibitions in Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; STRP art and technology festival, Eindhoven; Rua Red, Dublin; Peacock Visual Arts Centre, Aberdeen, Stadtbad, Berlin; Occupy Space, Limerick; Shunt, London, UK; The Eclectic Tech Carnival, Umea, Sweden; G126 Galway; Space Delawab, Belfast; IMOCA, Dublin. She has lectured and given workshops at universities and art foundations including the International Symposium of Electronic Art ’09, Belfast; the National College of Art and Design, Dublin; the University of Umea, Sweden; Mztech, London; and the Digital Arts.


Stuart Sloan has both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Film from Queen’s University Belfast, and co-founded filmmaking company X-Ray Eye Films. In 2008, Stuart directed the documentary short Counterweight, which deals with the changing face of Belfast, and was shown at various festivals and cinemas in Ireland.

That same year, Stuart was part of a three-man crew for the independent feature film I Wanted to Talk to You Last Night. More recently, Stuart has been commissioned to create gallery based video and installation art for several Irish art galleries, including Blackstaff is Belfast, a mobile sound and video work that showed as part of the International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA) in 2009.

Whilst living in California, Stuart edited Alzheimer’s documentary You’re Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don’t (2011). This feature has been purchased by PBS and will be broadcast across the US in late 2011. Stuart is currently editing Collapse, a fiction film concerning the San Francisco Ballet with Cannes and Sundance-winning director, Rob Nilsson, as well as a documentary chronicling the Los Angeles instrumental hip-hop scene.


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