Matt Siber


My video work is a way to talk about how kinetic or changing advertising contributes to urban rhythms in public space. I am interested in the interplay between visuals, sound, and movement in public space and how the commercial presence has inserted itself.

Paris #5 (2010)

A two-channel video with one camera at a fixed point and another mounted to the rotating kiosk. The videos are synchronized. The full-length video runs around 35 minutes and loops.

Wangfujing (2009)

A clip of a 30 minute looping video of the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing, China. The video focuses on a mechanical, changing billboard at the top of the frame. As the billboard transitions, the video slows down, returning to normal speed once the transition is complete.

Sanlitun (2009)

A 30 minute looping video made in the Sanlitun district of Beijing, China. The video records a television on a public street presenting a slate of advertisements and promotions. This video is presented without sound.

Public Video Installation (2010)

The videos Wangfujing and Sanlitun were projected together in the busy business district of the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago in 2010. The exhibition was part of a program to put art in vacant store fronts in the developing neighborhood.