FSM support material and letters
Instrument Builders Project
Held at ICAN, Yogyakarta and NGV, Melbourne 2014, this project was curated by Liquid Architecture and included artsits Dylan Martorell and Michael Candy, both contributing Forum of Sensory Motion 2017 artists.
Instrument Builders article by FSM 2017 artist/writer Helen Hughes;
Biennale LAB; What Happens Now
featuring collaborative works by FSM 17 artists Dylan Martorell and Benjamin Hancock
What Happens Now? Biennale Lab Melbourne 2016 curated by Natalie King, with a closing ceremony performance by Hiromi Tango with FSM 2017 contributors Dylan Martorell creating a live robot orchestra soundtrack and movement by Benjamin Hancock.
"Clanging with energy to interrupt this quiet moment was Dylan Martorell’s self-playing instrument, to which Hiromi Tango, Benjamin Hancock and Biennial Lab volunteers performed. Striking and sparkly, Hancock’s performance with Hiromi, who was decked out in matter accumulated from the market, echoed a sensitivity and emotional capacity to think the space via bodily movement." Text by Sarah Werkmeister from Biennale Lab program.
KochiAIR; Artist in Residence established by FSM founders Lichen Kemp and Dylan Martorell
held in 2014 and 2016
Dylan Martorell Soundtracks in Indonesia, Thailand and India;
2012 touring exhibition funded by Asialink and reaching over 200,000 visitors.
Heide Museum of Modern Art
In the recent past, Heide Museum has prominently featured the work of two FSM 2017 artists;
Dylan Martorell and Belle Bassin.
Glass by Belle Bassin in Dancing Umbrellas, Heide Museum of Modern Art 2016. This exhibition was inspired by Bassin's video work Its Easier to Look at your Skin 2013 (below)
"Dylan Martorell’s interactive installation – which allows participants to make their own primitive electronic music by completing the circuit between various sensors and objects – perhaps offers the most telling summation of Future Primitive’s missive. Using domestic junk and street-side detritus collected the world over to build a kind of musical shrine, it cobbles together what is readily available to forge a different set of possibilities.
Martorell’s cooption of supposedly primitive techniques is of social and political resonance. Strung and taped together, the work offers cues, clues and directions as to how we can move forward in an age of mass consumption, waste and excess." Dan Rule, Broadsheet
more information on the Future Primitive exhibition here;
Press about other FSM 2017 artists...