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Ma_TTa by Ramuntcho Matta

November 25, 2011

The prestigious audio-visual artist returns to Chile from Japan

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Guest Feature by Fer Munizaga

The musician and visual artist Ramuntcho Matta, son of the great Chilean artist Roberto Matta, unveils his latest works, "Matta. Letters to Ramuntcho", a collection of letters sent by his father displaying the relationship between father and son, with advice and drawings that the iconic artist shared with his son. On his latest return to Chile from Kyoto, this November, he arrived with his new audiovisual and musical installation prepared in Japan, called "Ma_TTa". Much of Ramuntcho’s work as an artist is linked to the audiovisual field and music, burning arround 40 discs, which are classified as “schizophrenic” by the artist.

The words "Ma_TTa" means to wait, gain sense of and to take time. Through the construction of red dots and white lines, Matta creates roads, routes and galaxies that move and change their meaning through sound stimulation. The music takes part of one of the artist’s projects with Mama!Milk and Hiroko Komiya, both Japanese artists, and combines Japanese electronic music and improvisation.

"Ma_TTa" was exhibited at the Salon Tudor gallery in Santiago. A forward-thinking institution and gothic construction at the top of the San Cristobal hill, the space seeks to recover the patrimonial area in which it is located, supporting local culture and identity through art exhibitions.

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