Marco Cher-Gibard (b. Auckland, 1983), is an artist and sound maker who frequently works with sound to explore contemporary culture, experience and expression.
Marco’s work to date include include numerous theatrical sound designs and compositions for art/installation contexts. His award wining work for theatre and dance has been presented internationally by LIFT Festival (UK), Vienna Festwochen (Austria), Holland Festival (Holland), Theatre der Welt (Germany) and Melbourne International Arts Festival (Australia), amongst others.
Marco’s solo and collaborative performances explore live sampling, electronics and home made software. He has performed in China, France, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan and extensively throughout Australia. In 2016 Sister, a long running and reclusive project with Ben Speth premiered Work, a 40 minute collaboration with light artist Matthew Addey at the the Bendingo International Festival of Exploratory Music.
Recent activities include a 3 month residency in Beijing, where he researched a concept of sonic portraiture from both human and animal subjective perspectives. He also developed a participatory installation Anyone can play guitar in a response to listening environments and practices observed during his time.
Recent projects include Memoir for the River and the Dictator for Lilian Stiener (The Substation, Dance Massive 2019), Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! (Ridiculusmus, Arts House 2018), Eavesdropping (Liquid Architecture, Ian Potter Museum 2018) Artist in Residence at Arts House (2018), Binaural Portraiture Beijing (2018), We All Know What’s Happening with Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms ( Arts House 2017), The Sedimentary Collective & Human Sundial with Zoe Scoglio (2017), New Breed for (Sydney Dance Company 2017), The Bee Project with Jen Rae (2017), Deep Sea Dances with Rebecca Jenson (Dance Massive 2017) and Vanishing Point with Shian Law (Dance Massive 2017). He currently also teaches at RMIT University for the College of Design and Social Context.
2017 Fruity Space, Solo, Beijing, China
2017 The Night Heron, sister, Footscray, Australia.
2016 Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music – sister – Bendigo, Australia
2016 Avantwhatever, Solo, East Brunswick, Australia.
2015 Feedback and Filterlife – sister LP Launch. Brunswick, Australia
2015 Blockhaus DY10 – Solo. Nantes, France.
2014 Minora Festival #1 – guest performance with Bulu Babi, Minora, Central Java, Indonesia.
2013 Test Tone 99 – Solo, Tokyo, Japan.
2013 Now NOW Series #9 – Solo, Sydney.
2013 Conduit Arts – Solo, Melbourne.
2013 Make it up Club – fontaine. Melbourne.
2012 Video Hits – Time Machine Festival, Serial Space, Sydney
2012 Racket 19 – Solo, Miss Libertine’s, Melbourne
2011 Dotolim Concert Series 22 – Solo, Dotolim, Seoul, South Korea
2011 Now Now Series 9 – Solo, Serial Space, Sydney
2011 Make It Up Club – Darco, Hand Made Music Festival, Melbourne
2011 Rainbow Serpent – Solo (AV), Victoria
2010 Untrained – Dancer for Lucy Guerin Inc, Awesome Festival, Perth
2010 Black Snail Gallery – Solo, Tainan, Taiwan
2010 Ecole Cafe, Taipei – Solo (AV), Taiwan
2010 Victor Lancaster 10 year Anniversary Performance – Duo with Victor,
2010 Corporeal Vapour – Marco & Rosalind(AV), RMIT School of Art Gallery,
2015 Sound Walk, Out Hear / Summersalt Festival.
2014 This is so Contemporary, Tino Seghal 2004. Art Gallery of New South Wales.
2010 Untrained, Lucy Guerin. AWESOME International Arts Festival, Perth.
Residencies & Awards (Selected)
2018 Artist in Residence, Arts House, Melbourne.
2018 EMS Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
2018 Residency at Yipaihutong, Beijng, China.
2017 Vic Arts Grant – Creative Victoria (for 2018).
2017 Career Development Grant for Individuals, Australia Council, (for 2018).
2016 sister, Foodcourt Art Space, Melbourne, Australia
2015 Greenroom award for Composition and Sound Design – I am a Miracle, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
2014 Drawbridge, with Polyglot Theatre and Paper Moon, Tutup Ngisor Padepokan & Sangaar Bangun Budaya, Indonesia
2014 Room Noise, Campbelltown Community Arts Centre, Campbelltown.
2012 WORM Studios, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2010 School of Art Gallery, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
2010 Art Start, Australia Council.
2009 First Site Gallery, Melbourne.
2018 Haircon, (Single), Valley Spirit Records.
2015 Feedback and Filterlife, LP, Sister.
2012 Hailin, Worm Records, Free Music Archive.
2012 Rehab, Worm Records, Free Music Archive.
2011 Fontaine: Tracks 1-7, CDR
Exhibitions / Group Exhibitions / Screenings
2018 Portraits: Beijing / Hainan. (Showing) Arts House, Melbourne.
2018 Anyone Can Play Guitar (2018), Fruity Space, Beijing, China.
2014 Blue Light Running (2010), The Spacious Present, Art Not Apart 2014, Canberra.
2013/14 Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
2012 Link VI RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Pop Void What is Music?/Circle Jerk, Melbourne
2010 Always Moving Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2009 Boys Girls Machines Open Space , Melbourne
2007 Intercept First Site Gallery, Melbourne
2018 DIE DIE DIE, Old People Die!, Ridiculusmus, Arts House, Melbourne.
2018 Memoir for Rivers and the Dictator, Lilian Stiener, Dance House, Melbourne.
2017 Bell Jar, Cass Mortimer & Nelson Earle, New Breed at Carriageworks, Sydney
2017 Telling The Bees, Jen Rae, Arts House, Melbourne.
2017 We All Know What’s Happening, Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms. Arts House, Melbourne.
2017 Sedimentary Collective, Zoe Scoglio. Treatment: Flightlines 2017. Western Treatment Plant, Werribbee, Victoria.
2017 Vanishing Point, Shian Law. Dance Massive 2017. The Meat Market, Melbourne.
2017 Deep Sea Dancers, Rebecca Jensen. Dance Massive 2017. The Meat Market, Melbourne.
2016 Epic Theatre, Shian Law. Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed season, Carraigeworks.
2016 Lady Eats Apple, Back to Back Theatre. Hamer Hall, The Arts Centre Melbourne.
2016 Dybbuk, Samara Hersch, Artist curated event for Malthouse Theatre.
2016 Sex & Death, Samara Hersch, Arts House Festival of Live Art.
2015 Give Me Your Love, Ridiculusmus. Arts House
2015 MASS, Zoe Scoglio for Field Theory.
2015 I am a Miracle, Malthouse Theatre.
2015 Depth of Field, Chunky Move. Dance Massive
2013 Super Discount, Back to Back Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company / Malthouse Theatre, Sydney & Melbourne.
2013 CUSP – Greg More, for OOM Creative, Object Gallery, Sydney
2012 NOA, La Mamma Theatrea directed by Samara Hersch
2012 Everybody Footscray Drill Hall, Snuff Puppets
2012 Affinity Footscray Community Arts Centre directed by Ben Speth
2010 Flowing Data Melbourne International Design Fair, Melbourne & Online
2010 Unearthed Short Film, written and directed by David Short.
2009 Left from Right Short Film, Written and Directed by David Short
2009 October Video Installation by Mark Reid
2009 Doppleganer National Portrait Gallery.
2011 Jitter Summer School, University of California, Berkeley.
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sound Art), First Class Honors, Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology.
2006 Certificate IV in Music Technology, Electronic Music Unit, Adelaide University