Matt Cornell is an Asia-Pacific based choreographer working to ask better questions. His career interrogates how we embody systems – social, cultural, political, or technological – and in turn how these systems embody us by forming communities and informing identities. His work takes multiple forms including dancing, performance, sound composition, writing, podcasting, and curation, in varying contexts including in theatres, galleries, public spaces, and online. Across these radically different contexts is the core effort of creating spaces, events, and experiences through which we can gather, to share something which might give rise to new ways to know ourselves and each other and the stories we tell ourselves. That we may get better at living together.
Matt’s work has won numerous awards across film, stage, composition and choreography. He continues to work with incredible teams. He is the founder of Wombat Radio podcast (2013-present) and a founding member of Style Impressions (breakdance) Krew, Dance Makers Collective and The Pump (an team of professors and artists from Philippines, Malaysia and Australia). His music compositions have performed at Sydney Opera House and Extreme Sports DVD’s and his choreographic collaborations have toured Asia and Europe and Australia either in rock concerts, on stages or in residency exchange.
He is the new Digital Artist-Curator at Critical Path - centre for choreographic research.
Unpacking the Canada Council's $85m Digital Strategy Fund. What worked and what can the arts sector in Australia learn from it?