Pillow Talk, group show at Peregrine Projects. 



Read the exhibition essay:



i - 0is a video-picture, a slowly morphing animation of a single pair of hands attending to a mysterious electronic
field. Occasionally, the letter "i" and the numeral "0" are revealed. Called forth from the virtual expanse, outside the grasp of the ego's agenda (hands), a potential for the union of diffusion and drift. 

Terity Entitory (videofilm, 2015) at Chicago Underground Film Festival, May 2015

Joan of Arc Hideout Residency, video program curation, March 2015.

​A lifelong member of Joan of Arc, Chicago band and culture gang, I chose videos to screen as part of the residency, which included readings and bands as well.  Videos by Lori Felker www.felkercommalori.com, Colleen Plumb www.colleenplumb.com, Melina Ausikaitis www.melinaausikaitis.com, and more. 

Go here to see the animated Litesalive music video



Terity Entitory plays a Palace Film Festival at the beautiful Fine Arts Building in Chicago. January 2015. 

"Palace Film Festival is the collaboration between Anna Cerniglia, Heather Gabel, and Robert Stockwell.  It's showcases non-commercial films and videos by reaching out to non-traditional filmmakers that push and pull at the boundaries of the moving image.  "
Palace Film Festival was produced by Johalla Projects, Cinema Libertad, and Floodgates Audio.



Wrote the essay Ghosts, introductory to the limited edition book Dedications_Calibrations, by the artist Joseph Desler Costa.   


i - 0



from the Other Electricities description 

"German for Shark was to trust each musician to add and subtract, interact with the sound, and practice restraint. These are predominantly improvised sessions committed to record, with limited manipulation of what would become the final songs/tracks. Each contribution is 'of the moment' — a creation of sound that really can never truly be replicated within a live setting—and that’s the point. "

German for Shark: 
Jonathan Krohn – piano/electronics; Benjamin Mjolsness - guitar; Jason Adasiewicz (Exploding Star Orchestra) - vibraphone; Josh Berman (Exploding Star Orchestra) - cornet; Steven Hess (Pan American/Haptic/Fessenden) – percussion; Todd Mattei (Joan of Arc) - guitar; Mike Reed (Exploding Star Orchestra) - percussion; Hometapes recording artist Nick Butcher – tape; and Dave Rempis (Vandermark 5) – saxophone.





Premiered the animated vision Pointermyth at Roots and Culture. 

I'm Surprised music video, directed by Todd Mattei,  debuts on Spin.com 




Male releases second full length, German for Shark (Other Electricities Records)

Virtually Physically Speaking, group show at A+D Gallery, Columbia College, March 2014.  Exhibition plus artists' talk with John Neff and Kelly Kaczynski. 

Healing video installation at Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago. 


"Opening September 9 in the project room, Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to present a two-channel video installation by Todd Mattei titled Healing (2011). Using fragmentary images of lighting fixtures, the piece explores the body’s relationship to time and ritual. With the work Mattei creates a mythology of the circuit, the respiratory system, and lightness."

PointerMyth is a short journey through a virtual realm, a realm where the mind of its creator meets with the mind of the viewer. This realm is a place where somewhat silly video games and commercial graphics meet evocative dreams and mythology.

PointerMyth is not so much a story, but rather an immersive experience of vision and sound. The images are humorous and beautiful by turns, inducing a playfully poetic experience of things strange and familiar.

Our world provides more images than it knows what to do with. While the meanings of the different kinds of images are difficult to disentangle, they are nonetheless alive. The emoji man of PointerMyth looks to the classical statue of Athena, and Athena looks back at him. The dream that we all share is somewhere in the vastness between and around them.



New animations installed at the famous Rainbo Club, Chicago. March 2015, with Ashleigh Dye. 

A post 9-11, post recession world demands artists that are willing to show at bars and clubs.

i-0 is the title of the piece, in its first public iteration. 




Profiled in the Chicago Tribune  for electronic music act, Litesalive.  Profile written by Jessica Hopper. 


P r o j e c t S / E v e n t S

Territories Solo video screening at Roots and Culture, Chicago! Curated by Lori Felker, November 2014. 

In The Visualist: http://www.thevisualist.org/2014/11/todd-mattei-territories/

Top 5 weekend Picks, Bad at Sports: http://badatsports.com/2014/top-5-weekend-picks-1121-1123/​