In a lecture presentation Mattin, co-editor of Noise & Capitalism, combines afterthoughts on his essays published in Noise & Capitalism with his recent book Social Dissonance. Social Dissonance explores the gap between self-image and reality in contemporary capitalism, which becomes an ever-greater source of social and mental distress today. Shifting his explorations from the sonic to the social, amplifying alienation and playing with psychic noise, artist and performer Mattin finally lights the fuse.
Mattin is an artist, musician and theorist working conceptually with noise and improvisation. Through his practice and writing he explores performative forms of estrangement as a way to deal with structural alienation. In 2017 he completed a PhD at the University of the Basque Country under the supervision of the philosopher Ray Brassier. Along with Anthony Iles he edited the book Noise & Capitalism (Kritika/Arteleku 2009). Urbanomic has just published this year his book Social Dissonance.