Matilda Skelton Mace is a Berlin-based interdisciplinary artist & DJ. Her work uses light, space and geometric form as building blocks to explore ideas of imagined and virtual space in installations which span nightclubs and galleries, warehouses and forests. Recently she has focused on a series of psychedelic audiovisual light sculptures which are controlled live in response to musical performers and DJs.
A graduate of the MA Computational Arts course at Goldsmiths, she masterminds installations for multisensory party collective Universe of Tang, upending expectations of the club experience across London, Berlin and beyond with idiosyncratic themes and emergency bananas. She has worked with Gottwood, Inverted Audio and Edited Arts, as well as developing commissioned online work 'Sky Island' after being selected as recipient of the Aspen Online Art Award 2016.
She recently exhibited 'Earth Module' alongside Luke Jerram’s 'Museum of the Moon' at Sherborne Abbey and Nothe Fort, as part of Dorset Moon’s ‘Under the Moon’ programme, produced by Activate Performing Arts, b-side and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea festival.
- BBC Inside Out South West: Earth Module installation featured as part of coverage of the Dorset Moon events.
- Crack Magazine: 'Daphni, Shanti Celeste and Pearson Sound to play fundraiser for mental health charity Mind'
- The Guardian: DIY London: Partying on the Periphery
- Radar Radio: 'NKC fills dancefloors for a reason' [illustration]
- Contemporary Art Society: 'Winner of the Aspen Online Art Award creates a virtual world from the unique digital fingerprints of users'
- Mixmag: 'Universe Of Tang is the collective throwing far-out parties in London'
- Hyponik: 'White Material’s Young Male Headlines New Audio Visual Series'
- Inverted Audio: ‘Eyes Inverted in Endless Audio’
- i-D: 'the future of computer art with test signal'
Website design by Barney Gale and Matilda Skelton Mace.
Selected exhibitions & events /
|May 2023||Power Play May Day, Berlin.|
|August 2022||Power Play: Big Garten Energy, Berlin.|
|June 2022||Power Play: Hard Fun Summer, Berlin.|
|November 2020||Krake Festival, online.|
|March 2020||5 Years of Timedance, Village Underground, London.|
|October 2019||Dialogue x Creature Comforts, London.|
|October 2019||Picknik of Art, Stour Space, London.|
|August 2019||Killekill Summer Camp: FOLD x Universe of Tang, Berlin.|
|July 2019||Dorset Moon at Nothe Fort, Dorset.|
|July 2019||Dorset Moon at Sherborne Abbey, Dorset.|
|May 2019||Queen's Yard Summer Party, Hackney Wick, London.|
|April 2019||Killekill Ghetto House Special with Universe of Tang, Griessmuehle, Berlin|
|March 2019||Strangelove Festival, the Quarterhouse, Folkestone.|
|January 2019||Edited x Amoenus: Futureshook, Aures London.|
|January 2019||Dialogue x OS Community, Venue MOT Unit 18, London.|
|December 2018||Dialogue with LOFT, re:ni, Astryd, Bristol.|
|November 2018||Spa Day with Andy Blake, Grow Tottenham, London.|
|November 2018||Poly & Percolate: Dance For Mind, Hangar, London.|
|November 2018||Killekill: DJ Flush's Birthday with DJ Stingray & Universe of Tang, Griessmuehle, Berlin, Germany.|
|September 2018||INVE$TANG, London.|
|August 2018||Killekill Summer Camp with Universe of Tang, Griessmuehle, Berlin, Germany.|
|May 2018||EMERGENCY TANG, London.|
|April 2018||ETS: Depot, The Cause, London.|
|April 2018||Edited presents: Radiophonic with Samuel Kerridge + Many More, The Cause, London.|
|January 2018||Dialogue x Tang, Bristol.|
|November 2017||T A N G L A P S E, London.|
|September 2017||Clinic //2 @ Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London.|
|September 2017||HooL, Kamio @ Red Gallery, London.|
|July 2017||Even the Strong #6 @ The Flying Dutchman, London|
|February 2017||ERUPTANG, London.|
|January 2017||Even the Strong #4, London.|
|October 2016||Make Me with Regis, Abdullah Rashim, Dr Rubinstein & Universe of Tang, Corsica Studios, London.|
|September 2016||TANG: Dreams, London.|
|August 2016||HOME with Margaret Dygas, Barac, Binh, The Old Baths, London.|
|July 2016||Francobollo secret show with Strong Asian Mothers, London.|
|June 2016||Gottwood festival, Anglesey, Wales.|
|May 2016||HOME with Raresh, Praslea, Fumiya Tanaka, Studio338, London.|
|May 2016||Recipient of the Aspen Online Art Award, 2016|
|April 2016||Meat Free presents 20 Years of Blueprint Records w/ James Ruskin, Luke Slater, Helena Hauff, Mantra Warehouse, Manchester.|
|February 2016||Inverted Audio x 45ACP, Bussey Building, Peckham, London.|
|January 2016||Zealous X, Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London.|
|November 2015||Inverted Audio x Young Male @ Bussey Building, Peckham, London.|
|September 2015||Exception, St James Hatcham Church, New Cross, London.|
|August 2015||Shortlisted for the HIX award 2015, exhibition at CNB Gallery, Shoreditch, London.|
|August 2015||LOST festival, secret woodland location, UK.|
|August 2015||Overrated with Jimpster @ Trapeze Club, Shoreditch, London.|
|April 2015||MOHIT single launch, the Macbeth, Hoxton, London.|
|March 2015||LOST teaser [chapter II], Hoxton Basement, London.|
|October 2014||LOST teaser [chapter I], Hoxton Basement, London.|
|September 2014||Test Signal, Hotel Elephant Gallery, London SE1.|
|September 2014||Future Graphics, part of the London Design Festival at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.|
|April 2014||The Photocopy Club, Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin, Germany.|
|July 2013||Squieze, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Central London.|
|October 2012||Unfamiliar Ground, Russian Frost Farmers Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.|
|2015||Graduated MA Computational Arts, Goldsmiths, London|
|2013||Graduated BA Fine Art: New Media, Winchester School of Art.|
|2012||Semester spent at ENSBA (École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts), Paris with the Erasmus exchange programme|
|2010/11||HND Art and Design Foundation, Arts University Bournemouth.|