UNTITLED: SOCIAL COMMENTARY
For his solo project at Dimensions Variable, Gustavo Matamoros will produce the first in a collection of works titled Social Commentary that explore sensitive issues of interest to artists, curators, critics, collectors, installation designers, art educators, art administrators, philanthropists, government funding agencies, and those who enjoy reading about art; issues as diverse as Academic Freedom, Abortion, Adoption, Advertising to children, Affirmative Action, Ageism, AIDS/HIV, Air Pollution, Airline Issues, Alcohol Abuse, Animal rights, Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Violence, Anti-Semitism, Arson, Arts Funding and Censorship, At Risk Students in Higher Education, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Automobile and Highway Safety, Bi-lingualism, Birth Control, Campaign Finance Reform, Cancer, Capital Punishment, Census Issues, Cheating, Child Abuse and Molestation, Child Labor, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Church-State Separation, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Climate Change, Coastal Pollution and Wetlands Protection, Code Violations, College Sports, Collusion, Comedy, Computer Crime and Hacking, Conspiracy Theories, Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy, Corporal Punishment, Corporate Crime, Corporate Downsizing, Crime, Criminal Rights, Cults and Alternative Religions, Cynicism, Defense Spending and Preparedness, Deforestation and Logging, Disability Rights, Divorce and Child Support, Domestic Violence, Drought and aquifer depletion, Drug Abuse, Drugs, War on, Eating Disorders, Energy Dependency, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Justice, Environmentally-induced Illness, Euthanasia, Evolution Education, Extinction and Species Loss: Biota Invasion and Habitat Destruction, Fake News, Farm crisis, Food and Drug Safety, Food Preparation, Foster Care, Gambling, Gangs, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Genetic Engineering, Gentrification, Global Warming, Gun Violence and Gun Control, Insider Trading, Hate Crimes, Hate on Internet and Radio, Hate Speech, Health Care Reform, Heart Disease, Homelessness, Housing costs, Human experimentation, Identity Theft, Immigration (Legal or Illegal), Indoor Pollution, Infectious Disease and Epidemics, Infrastructure Deterioration, Intellectual Property Rights, Journalistic Ethics, Judicial Reform, Jury Selection, Juvenile Justice, Language and Verbal Abuse, Legal Services for the Poor, Literacy, Mandatory Sentencing, Marijuana, Marvel Comics, Mass Transit, Media Bias, Media Consolidation, Media Sex and Violence, Medical Malpractice, Medicare and Medicaid Reform, Medicine (including alternative), Mental Illness, Migrant Workers, Militia Movement, Minimum and Living Wages, Money Laundering, N(ot) I(n) M(y) B(ackyard) Y(ard) Issue, Native Americans and Government Policy, Natural Disasters and Disaster Relief, Needle Exchange Programs, Noise Pollution, Nuclear Option, Nuclear Power and Waste, Nuclear Weapons, Obesity, Occupational Safety and Health, Organ and Tissue Transplants, Organic Foods, Organized Crime, Plagiarism, Police Abuse and Corruption, Pornography, Poverty and Wealth, Prison Reform and Prisoner Rights, Privacy, Prostitution, Public Opinion Polling, Racial Profiling, Rape, Recycling and Conservation, Red-lining and loan discrimination, Reproductive Rights and Technology, Rioting, Sarcasm, School Standards and Testing, School Violence, School Vouchers and Privatization, Scientific Research Ethics, Secrecy in Government, Sea Level Rise, Self-Confidence, Sex Education, Sexual Harassment, Single Parenting, Social Security Reform, Space Exploration Costs and Benefits, Special Education, Stem Cell Research, Story Telling, Stress, Student Rights, Suicide, Sunshine Law, Superstores v. Main Street, Suspense, Sweatshops, Tax Reform, Term Limits, Terrorism (domestic or foreign), Tobacco and Tobacco-related Health Issues, Tort Reform, Toxic Waste, Traffic Congestion, Unemployment, Unions, Urban Sprawl, Veterans’ Issues, Voluntarism and Volunteering, Voting Issues, War (on Drugs, on Terrorism, or Just Plain), Waste Disposal, Water Pollution, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Welfare and Welfare Reform, Wilderness Protection, Women’s Rights, Xenophobia and Nativism, among others; and in ways accessible to audiences without bias on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national, social or ethnic origin, political affiliation, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, physical, mental or sensory disability, family medical history or genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, past or present military service, and social defining status possible within the context of language.
About Gustavo Matamoros:
Born in Caracas in 1957 and living in Miami since 1979, Gustavo Matamoros is a local sound artist of international repute in the fields of experimental music and sound art. His practice focuses on the exploration of sound as audible description of change and as a tool for developing an ever closer relationship with what Buckminster Fuller referred to as The Environment—that which surrounds the individual.