2018 made by Martinique du Toit

MARTINIQUE DU TOIT

aka

MATININO

Online CV & project pitch for
Residency application.

PROJECT PITCH

I have always been fascinated and involved in projects that thrive on cross pollination between a variety of art forms.

Over the years I have been collaborating with many different artists in South Africa, but would like to continue pursuing such endeavors abroad where I can gain experience working with foreign artists. 

I have a deep passion and desire to speak out about social issues prevalent in my generation both in South Africa and abroad through numerous forms of art in performances as well as through online media.

With this CV serving as motivation, I am hereby requesting residency and an opportunity to work on my proposed project with artists within the Akademie Shloss Solitude institute.

I propose to use this collaborative performance or project as a platform to raise awareness around numerous appropriate social issues agreed upon by the stake holders involved.

My request is to work alongside musician and producer Denise Onen, a fellow South African musician and graduate of Music Technology to travel to Germany to collaborate with other artists so this project may come to light and bring about awareness, change and hope amongst our fellow peers.

Please click on the button below to read our full pitch and proposition for the project in question:

 Timeline

of past projects

2013, 2014 and 2015

Build and performance of

structure and canvas for AFRIKABURN 

with Artist Anthea Delmotte.

(TRANcE STATE PROJECT)

2015 

Reside in Groningen, Holland, for 3 months getting to know the popular music scene of that region.

Release of MATININO's first album and music video Ces't La VI

2014 

"FLOW" video project for City Varsity with dancer, illustrator and myself on piano and vocals.

"Fantasy of Flight" event at Spring Arts Festival, Tulbagh.

2017

"SYNESTHESIA"
music video trilogy

"UNFINISHED vol. 3" improv. collaboration with DARKROOM CONTEMPORARY dance company at Young Blood Gallery.

Score for "SKOON", award winning SILWERSKERMFEES short film

2018 <

Game Score
"FREJA and the False Prophecy"

2019

Score for World Wildlife Fund animated advertisement
 
 
 

PORTFOLIO

DARKROOM CONTEMPORARY

DANCE COMPANY

COLLABORATIVE WORKS

DARKROOM CONTEMPORARY Dance Theatre exists as a vehicle to reimagine dance as art form within the current contemporary society.

With innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration at its core, the company produces works which delight, excite, engage and inspire.

I have collaborated on two seperate live productions within this company. In 2013: SWARM (see next slide) and in 2017: UNFINISHED (second slide)

"WOMAN"

SA female empowerment

photo compilation project

"Woman" is a song I wrote in protest to female abuse and belittlement. For the online lyric video I requested 100 photos of numerous women across the Western Cape of South Africa. Within a month I compiled these images into a lyric video and released it at the end of WOMANS MONTH in SOUTH AFRICA.

TRANCE STATE

live dance and paint performance

(JOURNAL OF SA ARTS) - see slide 2

An Anthea Delmotte project, Trance-state painting is an art experiment which explores painting and the result thereof in a mode of trance. The aim is to see what each work looks like and also if there is a consistent line through the body of works as a  whole. Also the affect of different music on works.  As a norm conscience, focus, concentration, strategic application, knowledge, concept about each work, principles of art, etc is used to create works of art.

With trance-state painting impulse, spontaneity and deviation from control of the outcome and only  achieving the state is the objection. ( lack of ego)

Trance is achieved through natural methods by using different techniques  and elements like meditative, flow, rhythm, music and dance.

The project has been going since 2013.

My contribution to the project consists of a live performance where myself and the dancer (Anthea Delmotte) enters into a trance/flow which merges the three disciplines present in the show; Dance, Painting and Music.

We have travelled to numerous venues and festivals to perform this phenomenon. for two years in a row we travelled to AFRIKABURN and spent a week erecting structures to use as a platform for the work. The strucure is then burnt down after 5 days of performances.

EARLY MUSIC VIDEOS

At an early age I started experimenting with Music video editing and creation. My first Music video was done under the Psuedonym "Black Saffron" and the style of my work was predominantly dark and macabre. Later as I steered myself towards a lighter form of sound I renamed myself Matinino.

MATININO: C'est La Vie

Black Saffron: Bagatelle

Black Saffron: Der Dichters Brust

EXPOSURE #4

WITH DANCER KIMBERLEY BURGER AND

ARTIST SONYA RADEMEYER

Working within the framework of psychological projection and contrition, the artists traverse over what it means to project (un)desirable emotions onto someone else through both movement and sound, specifically playing with the aesthetic interpretation of precipice. With these ideas in play, an air of menace may emerge; bringing us ‘extremely close to disaster.’ Within the broader context of the exhibition framework, this precipice that borders on disaster, refers to the risk that humanity faces should it lose its empathy for one another.

This risk is emulated in the initial movements of the piece where the dancer is seen gingerly exploring the edges of the performative space, echoed by the extended movements made by the visual artist.

 

Attempting to create ‘points of now’ (connection) through physical extensions projecting from her left hand, the visual artist is prohibited to perform this with ease by the dancer’s kinetic movements. It becomes unclear whether the connection between dancer and visual artist is indeed that of friend or foe.

As the live interaction between the performers continue to unfold across acoustic temporality, interpretation is left with the viewer.

FANTASY OF FLIGHT

SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL 2014

In 2014, my music project at the time: CROAK, joined up with the local artist, Vasek Matousek, and the wine farm “Twee Jonge Gezellen”, and hosted an exhibition combined with a show. The wine farm provided Krone Borealis MCC wine and numerous delicacies and canapés , enjoyed while exploring the Vasek's work. The audience was then led down into the cellars for the performance. World renowned flutist Allesandro Gigli collaborated with CROAK to create a unique atmospheric muasical and visual experience. During the performance, Thomas Dorman (aka Dr Benway), painted a large canvas which was auctioned after the show.

SYNESTHESIA

Music Video Trilogy

Synesthesia consists of three music videos that make use of kaleidoscopic imagery. This imagery is used to explore the notion of being able to "see sound" through the use of experimental visualisations (this is especially prevalent in the last video "daughter of delay").

Three themes are explored throughout the three videos, the first being water, the second, Synesthesia and the third, kaleidoscopic imagery.

All three videos were edited by myself.

1. Elvin King

2. Alive

3. Daughter of delay

SHORT FILM SCORES and GAME SCORE (Freja)

2011: Verskroeide aarde (AFDA FINAL YEAR FILM)
2014: "FLOW" City Varsity 2 min. short.
 
2017: SKOON (Silwerskerm fees short film)
(won best editor: available on showmax)
2017: 
2018: FREJA and the False prophecy GAME SCORE
          (ongoing project)
 
CONTACT

For a reference letter from my lecturer, Theo Herbst, please send him an email at theo.herbst@uct.ac.za, or enquire below:

To speak to me directly at martiniquematinino@gmail.com, fill in below:

For reference letter from any of the artists I collaborated with please contact me so I can refer you.

I look forward to hearing back from you and I thank you

for reviewing my CV. 

martiniquematinino@gmail.com

+27 67 614 2653

other sites: www.matinino.co.za or matinino EPK

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