Matthew Noel-Tod is an artist specialising in moving image.
His work in film and video has received acclaim through exhibitions, collections and residencies
He is course leader for Moving Image BA(Hons).
Matthew Noel-Tod's work as an artist and filmmaker has been exhibited internationally and is represented in major international collections of moving image work. He is Course Leader for BA(Hons) Moving Image at the University of Brighton.
Matthew studied Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, Norwich School of Art and Design and Fachhochschule Aachen and holds and MA in Feature Film from Goldsmiths, University of London. He participated in the Collegium Sacilense of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Italy, 2000-2001. In 2004 he was a visiting artist at San Francisco Art Institute and he completed the LUX Associate Artists’ Programme, London in 2008.
He was artist-in-residence at The Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw in 2005 with an Arts Council England International Fellowship and in 2008 he was selected for the Film London Bristol Mean Time Residency at Picture This, Bristol. He received a Film London Artists’ Film and Video Award for his film Nausea (2005) and in addition to his own work as an artist he is an accomplished Director of Photography, working on over 10 significant long-form artists’ films between 2008-2012. From 2011-2012 Matthew Noel-Tod was was a recipient of artist-in-residence in Victoria Park, London with Chisenhale Gallery and he is a current recipient of the ACME Studios Firestation Work/Live residency 2010-2015.
Matthew Noel-Tod’s work is held in the collection of the Pompidou Centre, Paris; the British Film Institute National Film and Television Archive and is distributed by LUX, UK.
His 2012 commission for Canary Wharf Underground Station A Season in Hell: Fall/ Winter 2012 offered an animated video billboard in which a blazing inferno turned into an image of the world orbited by four cartoon children. Encircling the globe was the Latin palindrome; In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (We go in circles into the night, we are consumed by fire) while the children remained in constant movement, never landing, never leaving.
In the same year, his work Bang! was produced and filmed during a year-long residency with Chisenhale Gallery and Victoria Park. Bang! (2012) is a film with talking dogs that traces the development of the world spirit from Plato through August 2011 riots to today. Using references from popular film and television, the work presents an idiosyncratic reflection on contemporary life, in which live action is combined with CGI animation – a technique frequently used in children’s films with animal protagonists. Bang! is set against the backdrop of the newly renovated Victoria Park, including the playgrounds, Chinese Pagoda and the statues of the Dogs of Alcibiades, which stand at the Sewardstone Road entrance to the park. See chisenhale.org.uk
Noel-Tod, Matthew (2012) A Season in Hell: Fall/ Winter 2012 [Digital and visual media]
Noel-Tod, Matthew (2012) Bang! [Digital and visual media]
Noel-Tod, Matthew (2011) Circles [Digital and visual media]
Noel-Tod, Matthew (2011) Castle 3.0 [Digital and visual media]
Noel-Tod, Matthew (2008) Blind Carbon Copy [Digital and visual media]