Marco Cher-Gibard is a Melbourne based artist who uses improvisation, composition and installation to investigate the audio culture and popular music. He is currently collaborating with Chunky Move and Malthouse Theatre on ANouk van Dijk’s latest work, Depth of Field.
Marco’s current interests involve improvisation, documentation and the conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of sampling processes. These streams come together in his live/performance practice, where Marco uses custom designed software to sample the environment and collaborators as the material basis for live improvisation. An off shoot of this process is an accumulation of short loops and samples. Cycles, or The Greatest Loops Ever Recorded by me up to Now Vol. 1 is an exploration of this documenting detritus, scheduled for release in mid 2015.
Marco has performed solo and in collaboration throughout Australia and internationally, including Indonesia (2014), Japan (Dec 2013), South Korea (2011) and Taiwan (2010). His has exhibited and presented work in Australia at galleries and festivals including Art Not Apart (2014), RMIT School of Art Gallery (2012) and Gertrude Contemporary Art Space (2010). He has undertaken residencies in Indonesia (2014), Campbelltown Arts Centre (NSW), Worm Studios (Netherlands 2012). Marco has also featured in a growing number of performance/performance art contexts, including Out Hear’s sound walk for Summersalt Festival (2015), This is so Contemporary (Tino Seghal 2014) and Untrained (Lucy Guerin 2010).
Marco also works as a sound and software designer for theatre, dance and media works. Of late he designed a standalone, generative composition for the Zoom component of Melbourne Now (National Gallery of Victoria, 2013/14). In the past he has worked with Polyglot Theatre (Drawbridge 2014). Back to Back Theatre (Super Discount 2013), Snuff Puppets (Everybody 2012) and Samara Hersch (NOA 2012) amongst others.
Beside Depth of Field, Marco is currently working with Ridiculusmus, a UK/Australia based theatre company on the development of a new work.