Matt Roberts is a new media artist and photographer whose work has been featured internationally and nationally, including shows in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Scotland, Taiwan, and nationally in New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, TVE Brazil and he was awarded the Transitio Award by the International Transitio_MX Festival in Mexico City. He lives in Florida where he is a Professor of Digital Art at Stetson University.
Invasive Species for Animating the New Hero
Invasive Species is an ongoing project that addresses the limitless amount of plastic debris found and used in our lives. These animations symbolize our interspecies entanglements with plastics, human activity, and the environment. The COVID pandemic has furthered our entangled dependence on disposable plastics. As we protect ourselves, do we further damage the environment? Can we be heroes and negligent at the same time? Invasive Species considers these entanglements as both highly problematic and rich in possibilities