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In The Persistence of Change, Dodd MFA candidate Matthew Hoban interrogates memory and its various associations. Through his use of stop motion animation, prints, and sound, Hoban shows how moments are preserved through their attachment to particular story arcs, physical traces, objects, people, and places. He is interested in how broad familiarity can exist within explicitly subjective contexts, depicting the interior of homes or fragmented scenes and sounds that trigger his own recollections. Hoban explains, “This relationship we have with the past; our ability to travel back in thought while our bodies feel the aching expansion of distance in place and time, is both an immeasurable gift and an inherent ongoing struggle.” Thus, the work attempts to represent the often changing perspective of memory and its emotional effects.
Matthew Torchiana Hoban is a multimedia artist originally from Philadelphia. Currently working primarily in printmaking, stop-motion animation, and sound, his work investigates the formation of personal narrative and the abstraction of memory. He is also a song writer and amateur music engineer. He has self-released several low fidelity indie rock albums under the name Torchiana. He studied music technology for two years at Drexel University before transferring and receiving a BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He has exhibited visual work throughout the Philadelphia area, at The Plastic Club, Second State Press, and the Stella Etkins Gallery, as well as Ann Street Gallery in New York. He is currently working towards an MFA degree at the University of Georgia.
Virtual Artist Talk: September 22, 7pm
https://zoom.us/j/92220541479 Meeting ID: 922 2054 1479