For The Illuminator Dylan Martorell will present a sound-based installation utilising the materials of DIY survivalism incorporated with cheap effects from sub-continental electronic markets. Makeshift emergency blankets and parabolic mirrors will combine with lasers, disco lights and the hard rubbish of gentrified neighbourhoods to present a series of propositions for live music stage designs. Accompanying these propositions will be a soundtrack from recent graphic scores by Martorell, Joe Talia and James Rushford.
Martorell has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Hazrat Prototypes, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2013; D’ameublement, curated by Francis E. Parker, Switchback Gallery, Monash University Gipplsand Campus, 2012; Agaues de Marco, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2011; Melpore Stringsects, (with Chaco Kato), Esplanade, Singapore, 2011; Duppy Musique Povera, Object Gallery, Sydney, 2011; Duppy Housing, Utopian Slumps, 2010; Musique Povera, Heide Museum of Modern Art Project Space, 2010; Roda Roda Soundsystem, (with Roda Roda Sound System) streets of Yogyakarta, 2011; Splintered Guilders, Lamington Drive, Melbourne, 2009; Stolon Tonals, Black and Blue; Kraton, RoomMate Gallery, Yogyakarta, 2010; Umbel Ballits, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2008; and Panter Cluster Rimbone, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2007. Selected group exhibitions include Never-Never Land, Roslyn Oxley 9 in collaboration with Utopian Slumps, Sydney, 2014; Future Primitive, curated by Linda Michaels, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Heidelberg, 2013; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013; Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India, 2012-13; Sonic Spheres, curated by Victoria Lynn, TarraWarra Biennial, 2012; Bellowing Echoes, Gertrude Contemporary, 2012; Mis–Design (Slow Art Collective), Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne; V.A., curated by Dylan Martorell, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2011; Keramaikou, ReMap 3, Athens, 2011; Critical Mobility, State of Design Festival Melbourne, 2011; New Psychedelia, curated by Sebastian Moody, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane,2011; and Devil Had a Daughter, curated by Kirrilly Hammond, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 2011. Martorell is a member of the Slow Art Collective with Tony Adams and Chaco Kato, and part of the experimental music groups Hi God People, Snawklor and John Nixon’s The Donkeys Tail. He recently completed a residency at Monash University, Gippsland campus; an Asialink funded project, Sound Tracks, for the Jakarta Biennale, 2011; a residency at ComPeung, Chiang Mai province, Thailand, 2012 and a project for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India, 2012.