Residency artists and researchers

Media and video art

David Muth


According to the French poststructuralist philosopher Jean Baudrillard, everyday life unfolds in a system of signs, a “car” for example implies “driving pleasure”, “progress”, or “independence”. Examining objects in this fashion has been an ongoing thread in my artistic practice since some years, and I’d like to use my time at the Saari Residence to produce a new video piece – a meditative reflection on the object “aircraft”. In addition, I am much looking forward to creative exchange with the other artists present.

David Muth is an artist, musician and programmer. Having grown up in Salzburg, Austria, he relocated to the UK to study at Middlesex University, where he received an MA in Digital Arts. He currently lives and works in London, Turku and Vienna. 

Muth’s work has been shown on numerous occasions internationally, with venues and events including the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montreal, the Kiasma Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, Ars Electronica in Linz, ISEA2006 in San Jose, Le Cube in Paris, Montevideo in Amsterdam, Laboral in Gijón, SIGGRAPH2009 in New Orleans and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. He also teaches at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art. Muth’s video pieces are represented by AV-arkki.