Awardee: Matthew Sloly

Visual Arts, 2005

Matthew Sloly is based in Los Angeles, and has an extensive background in digital technologies. He has received funding and support from the Beall Center For Art and Technology, University Of California, Irvine, CA, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Sloly received his MFA from Art Center College of Design (Los Angeles, CA) and also studied at The Ontario College of Art and Design.

Project: A Philosophy of Time Travel

_A Philosophy of Time Travel_ is a collaborative sculptural installation designed for the Studio Museum of Harlem. Edgar Arceneaux, Vincent Johnson, Olga Koumoundouros, Matthew Sloly and Rodney McMillian created a site that convincingly simulated the consequences of what would happen if Constantin Brancusi’s sculpture _Endless Column_ were to suddenly and inexplicably come crashing through the museum’s roof. Poetic, humorous, and ambitious, the project references such diverse sources as the music of the composer and pop artist, Sun Ra, and the architecture of Egyptian pyramids.