Iain Mott

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Iain Mott is a sound artist whose work focuses on interactive installation. His installations are characterised by high levels of audience participation and novel approaches to interactivity. He has exhibited nationally in Australia and at shows such as the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Emoção Art.ficial in São Paulo and the Dashanzi International Art Festival and Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (MAAP) in Beijing. Iain has received numerous awards and grants and has successfully managed innovative projects over a 10-year period. His GPS-based project Sound Mapping was awarded an Honorary Mention in the 1998 Prix Ars Electronica. In 2005 he was awarded an Australia China Council Arts Fellowship to work with the Beijing arts company the Long March Project. His work Zhong Shuo was created as part of the fellowship in collaboration with Chinese artists and was given 3rd prize in the UNESCO Digital Art Awards. The project has in addition been selected by MAAP for two further installations in Shanghai and Brisbane in 2006. Iain was artist in residence at the CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences in Canberra for 12 months in 1999/2000. The notion of collaboration between artist and audience has ongoing importance in Iain's work. His PhD from the University of Wollongong is entitled Sound Installation and Self-listening. He is currently a visiting lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Brasilia.