Matt Henderson
Artist, organizer, musician, computer worlds

Contact

email: matt@xhurch.net
X H U R C H: www.xhurch.net
P.I.M.G.: www.pdximmersive.media
M.A.S.S.: www.mass-series.info
Magisterial: soundcloud/magisterial
xhurches.org www.xhurches.org

Portland, Oregon
USA

Curriculum Vitae

Projects

  • Xhurch (venue and residence, founder), 2010-present
  • Portland Immersive Media Group (artist group exploring virtual/augmented/mixed reality), 2015-present
  • Liminal Passage (multimedia environment, mirror tunnel), 2017-present
  • M.A.S.S. (music & performance series, host / curator), 2013-2014
  • NTVTY I-VIII (installation art series), 2010-2017
  • Xhurches (documentary + website cataloguing adaptive reuse of former churches), 2011-present
  • Magisterial (electronic music duo), 2013-present

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 "Ontology of PIMG", Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
  • 2017 "A/V Party", Open Signal, Portland, OR
  • 2017 "SPAM'S - The Internet: The Restaurant", Marfa, TX
  • 2017 "Unity Gain: VOL I", Open Signal, Portland, OR
  • 2017 “YOU ARE HERE”, Houseguest Residency, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR
  • 2017 “Liminal Passage”, Upstream Music Festival + Summit, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA
  • 2017 “Art Hack Day: Echo Chamber”, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland, OR
  • 2016 “Chat Room: Politics of Resistance”, curated by Minh Nyugen, Seattle, WA
  • 2016 “VR Spa”, Open Signal (formerly Portland Community Media), Portland, OR
  • 2016 “Portland Retro Gaming Expo”, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR
  • 2016 "Crossover: Multithreaded Grief Ritual", The Art of Dying, Dream Logic, San Fransisco, CA
  • 2016 “IndieCade Festival 2016 (official Nominees for ‘VR Spa’)”, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016 “Out of Sight”, curated by Greg Lundgren, Sierra Stinson, Minh Nyugen, Julia Fryett, Seattle, WA
  • 2016 “Habitats”, curated by Jeremy Swartz and Jeff Jahn, Portland, OR
  • 2016 “Felt Book”, curated by Institute for New Feeling, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015 “Coaxial Opening”, curated by Experimental Half-Hour, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014 "Meanwhile, Elsewhere", curated by Keiran Mckeon, Portland, OR
  • 2013 “ONN/OF”, curated by Susan Robb and Sierra Stinson, Seattle, WA
  • 2012 “New Years No Age” (New Year’s Eve Party), Seattle, WA
  • 2012 “Episode 34”, Experimental Half-Hour, Portland, OR
  • 2012 "Fertility 2.0" installation, Burning Man, Black Rock Dessert, NV
  • 2012 "Contact", Littman Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2012 “Signify, Sanctify, Believe”, Open Engagement, Portland, OR
  • 2011 “Xhurch: Residential Residency”, Open Engagement, Portland, OR

Awards/Grants

  • 2017 Houseguest Residency, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation/Oregon Community Foundation/PCS Inc.
  • 2016 Official nominee for “VR Spa”, Indiecade
  • 2016 Precipice Fund, Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Art/PICA/Calligram Foundation
  • 2016 Project Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council
  • 2014 Precipice Fund, Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Art/PICA/Calligram Foundation
  • 2013 Project Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council
  • 2012 Black Rock Arts Ticket Gift (Burning Man)

Residencies

  • 2018 Open School North, Portland, OR [current]
  • 2018 Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
  • 2016 Laboratory Residency, Spokane, WA

Talks/Appearances

  • 2017 "What is Virtual Reality? What is Xhurch?", artist talk, Willamette University, Salem, OR
  • 2017 "You Are Here", artist talk, Open Signal, Portland, OR
  • 2017 "Studio Visit", Freeform Portland (KFFP 90.3 FM), Portland, OR
  • 2017 "The Evolution of Portland Immersive Media Group", New Social Entanglements, University of Oregon
  • 2016 "Who is OMGv6?: Social Experiments in Second Life", presented at Xhurch, Portland, OR
  • 2016 "The Spectacle, Unleashed", Labratory Residency, Spokane, WA
  • 2016 "Exhibiting Virtual Reality", Upfor AR/VR Artist Research Residency at OSB, Portland, OR
  • 2016 "Introducing VR Spa", Echo AiR student talk at Open Signal, Portland, OR
  • 2016 "What is Xhurch?", Art In Context at PNCA Intermedia Department, Portland OR
  • 2015 "Xhurch VR", PIGSquad Talent Talks, Portland, OR

Selected Bibliography

Skills/Proficiencies

Virtual Reality
  • Unity 3D
  • Immersive UI/UX
  • 360º Video
  • HTC Vive/SteamVR
  • Perception Neuron
3D Pro Tools
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Substance
  • Scanify/Structure
  • Face Shift
  • DAZ/Fuse/Mixamo
Web Development
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Javascript/JQuery
  • A-Frame/WebVR
  • Git Hub
Adobe Suite
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Premiere Pro
Music Production
  • Ableton Live
  • Roland Synths/Drums
  • Audio Hijack
  • Pure Data
  • MIDI
Videography
  • Hitachi Z-HD5000
  • Canon C100mii
  • Canon 5D/7D
  • Panasonic Lumix G
  • VR Panorama 360
Technical Direction
  • Chroma key
  • Studio switching
  • Sound mixing
  • DMX lighting
  • Xpression CG
Theory
  • Richard Rorty
  • Michael Foucault
  • Judith Butler
  • Mircea Eliade
  • Walter Kauffman

Employment

  • Xhurch (venue & residence), founder, 2010-present
  • Portland Immersive Media Group, founder, 2015-present
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), artist services, 2015-2017
  • Brew Dr Kombucha, bottling line, 2013-2017
  • Alberta Abbey, graphic designer, 2011-2013
  • Portland Architecture, writer, 2011-2013
  • Architecture Week, assistant editor, 2008-2011

Education

  • Continuing Education, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2005
  • Portland State University, 2000-2003

Specialty Courses

  • HD Studio certification, Open Signal, 2017
  • Augmented Reality Development, Clackamas Community College, 2016

Virtual Reality

Evironments

Portland Immersive Media Group

Performance

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