Clare works with the earth and the sky
Journalist , writer, performance artist, musician, painter and film director Clare Ann Matz was born in New York City and has lived and worked in Italy since the early 80s.
She hosted television programs for VideoMusic Italy and SuperChanel London from 1989 to 1995, she presented the 1989 Festival di San Remo for RAI 1 International and directed in 2000-2002 programs for Italia 1 and Canale 5.
Was the winner of the 1° prize RAI at the Filmaker Festival in Milano with “Relax Girl, No voglio uccidere” (1982) and 1° prize “Città di Commacchio” at the Palazzo dei Diamanti of Ferrara with “Energy” (1984) .
In New York she worked with the Japanese Butoh group Poppo. She collaborated with theater groups such as Teatro della Valdoca 1987-1988 and Kripton 1988-1989 in European tours.
She was performance artist at the Festival Kassel Documenta 8 with Italian dance/theatre group Kripton and at the Biennale in Venice in 1999 with the Progetto Oreste and again in 2006 with the Retrò project presenting "Le Città invisibili" by Italo Calvino.
She has worked with The C.A.M. Art Co. on the production of "Prima del Calcio di Rigore" video art exhibit with artwork by Antonio Lai da Teulada (New York City, US and Maironis Museum of Literature, Lithuania in 2017) - “The Lonely Ballet of Radio Active Leaks” and “Energy” dedicated to fluxus artist Joe Jones, with dancer Evelyna Dann (Asolo Festival in 2006). “The Black Sun of Ciguri” (2002). “The City of the Sun” for the Teatru Dramatycznego Bialistok, Poland (1996).
“Visions” for Micha Van Hoecke dance festival in Castiglioncello, Italy at the Castello Pascuini.
“Columbus the Moor” for the Valladolid Theatre Festival, Spain. Presented at the Calderon de La Barca Theatre and and then at the Museum of Modern Art of Las Vegas,USA (1992).
“La Danza delle Anime” a poetic soundtrack for Marco Nereo Rotelli’s exhibition at La Rotonda della Besana, Milan Italy (2010). "Good Morning Beat" curated by AnnaMaria Orsini at the Peggy Guggenhiem Museum Venice, Italy presenting a video interview with Allen Ginsburg and Phillip Glass (2011).
She has collaborated on various musical CDs among which “Alisee” RDC records with Francesco Rampichini (1993), “Heaven &Earth magic feature” Mantric Wave productions with Raffaele Serra (1994), “Luis Rizzo il barrio” Materiali Sonori (1995), “Some Secrets” in colaboration with Giancarlo Sessa for Materiali Sonori (1996), “Viventi Inimitabili” (1999) and “Spledidum Vitium” with Cataldo Meo (2001) and performed live in various concerts in Italy and the U.S.A.
Clare Ann Matz has collaborated writing for monthly magazines such as “Caffè del Teatro” (1999-2003), “Virus” with Francesca Alfano Miglietti (19993-1999), “New York Arts” (1997-1998) and contributed with “Re Nudo” in the Starship section with Franco Bolelli (1996) and “John Cage” with Materiali Sonori (1992).
She published the poetry anthology “Plastic Poetry Party” (2007) with Monica Borettini and “The Book” (2010) a novel set in Thailand the year of the tsunami.
She collaborated with Ahae Press,Inc. organizing photographic exhibitions in Italy in 2011 and 2012.
"Prima del Calcio di Rigore" 2017
Video edit documentary of the event at the Consulate General of Lithuania in New York City, U.S.A.
"PABLO NEIGHBOURHOOD" 2016
Translation of subtitles for Pietro Medioli's film“Quartiere Pablo".
produced by Ahae Press, Inc.. Directed by Blaithin Nichathain, filmed with RED technology and 5D. Executive producer for live music events (Michael Nyman interview).
“THE CITY OF THE SUN”
produced by Tony Lai for The C.A.M. Art Co. based on historical text by Tommaso Campanella and the Inquisition trial documents. A performance filmed in Bialystok Poland for the 1996 Theatre Artistic Director and Film Editor of 90 min. documentary.
1ST INTERNATIONAL TATTOO EXPO. BOLOGNA ITALY
International Tattoo convention organized by Marco Leoni. 60 min. Documentary including interviews to the artists, contests and concerts.1993-1995. Producer and Director.
HANKY PANKY A’DAM TATTOO CONVENTION AND MUSEUM OPENING
International Dutch Tattoo Convention organized by Hanky Panky 60 min. Video documentary with interviews to the artists, competitions and opening of the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. 1993-1996. Producer and Director.
2nd BERLIN TATTOO CONVENTION
International Tattoo Convention organized my Franz Weber 60 min. Video documentary with interviewsto the artists including GIGER (father of Alien and Species). 1994. Producer and Director.
Presentation of Le Courbusier chair at LA Societa’ del Giardino Milan, Italy. Commisioned and produced by Poltrona Frau. 30 min. documentary. 1984. Producer and Director.
FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTIONS :
"Viaggi Alchemici" Pix Poems "Ode to the Po valley" - "Echoes from Jerusalem" - Tokyo Story" - "The new World" exhibited at Parma Capital of Culture 2020+21, with photographs by Linda Vukaj, poetical lyrics by Monica Borettini and Music and Video created by Clare Ann Matz (2021).
"Leda and the Swan" video art on poem by William Butler Yeats. Video - Clare Ann Matz & Pietro Borsi. Music and voice - Clare Ann Matz (2021)
"The Velvet Gait" music video on music by Francesco Rampichini - lyrics, voice and video by Clare Ann Matz (2021)
"Energy" video art with music by Joe Jones and La Maison - Poem by Charles Matz - Voices Catherine Matz & Clare Ann Matz (2020).
"Happy 80th Anniversary" music video produced by AICOD and Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Italy. Director. (2014)
“The Map” produced by Ha Yoh Productions. 45 min. fiction filmed in Thailand and Italy (2008) .
"Archetipo" produced by Casa della Musica , Parma Italy. Potrait of artist Giacomo Mordacci (2005).
"Broque" Produced for Hà Yòh productions, music videoclip filmed in Venice Italy. (2002)
"a Fior di Pelle"Produced for Hà Yòh productions short clip with Valentina Reolon. (2002)
"Momo"Produced for the C.A.M. Art Co. music video clip with Soprano Pamela Herbert and Charles A. Matz . (2002).
"The City of the Sun"Produced for The C.A.M. Art Co. Based on the trial of Tommaso Campanella in the prison of Napels and his famous utopic book La città del sole, in Byalistok Poland and Parma Italy. Aristic director and Film editor. (2001)
“A ROAD TO PARADISE” potrait of Peter Greenway, and performance of installation at the Nicolini Art Gallery , Parma Italy. (2001)
“THE BLACK SUN” Produced by Tony Lai for The C.A.M. Art Co. Based on Antonin Artaud trip to Mexico and his encounter with the Tarahumara Indians in Chihuahua. 17 min. Theatrical representation filmed in New York City. Artistic Director and Film Editor. (1996).
MUSIC PRODUCTIONS :
"ODE TO THE PO VALLEY" - "ECHOES FROM JERUSALEM" - TOKYO STORY" - "THE NEW WORLD" created for exhibition "Alchemic Journeys" Parma Capital of Culture 2020+21, live reading with poetical lyrics by Monica Borettini and Music by Clare Ann Matz. (2021).
LA DANZA DELLE ANIME Poetic soundtrack for Marco Nereo Rotelli’s installation at La Rotonda della Besana Milan (from 20/07/2010 to 29/09/2010).
MILK OBLO’ single song produced with electronic music band ENT (2006).
SPLENDIDUM VITIUM CD produced by Purple Haze,Italy. (2001). Poems by Dino Cataldo Meo, music by Raffaele Serra. Voice on “Kiss the Sky” piece.
VIVENTI INIMITABILI CD produced by Purple Haze, Italy. (1999). Poems by Cataldo Dino Meo, music by Raffaele Serra . Voice on "Bacia il cielo" piéce.
SOME SECRETS CD produced by Materiali Sonori,Italy. (1996). Ten songs composed with Giancarlo Sessa. Catalogue number Maso 9074-1295700742.
LUIS RIZZO SUITE EL BARRIO CD produced by Materiali Sonori, Italy. (1995). Voice on "Come in Luis". Catalogue number Maso 90080.
HEAVEN AND EARTH MAGIC FEATURE CD produced by Mantric Wave, Europe. (1994). Voice on "Waiting to be" and Synthesizer on music by Raffaele Serra. Cat. # MW009.
ALIZE CD produced by RDC records, France. (1993). Voice and lyrics on "Zero era of noise", music by Francesco Rampichini. Cat. # 40021-2CD.
KODAK GHOST POEMS LPproduced by Maldoror, Italy. (1988). Artistic director for packaging and assistant producer for ambient music by Raffaele Serra.
CONCERTS and READINGS :
"Ode to the Po valley" - "Echoes from Jerusalem" - Tokyo Story" - "The New World" for the innauguration of the exhibition "Alchemic Journeys" for Parma Capital of Culture 2020+21, live reading with poetical lyrics by Monica Borettini and Music by Clare Ann Matz. (2021).
La Rotonda della Besana and Palazzo Reale – Milan, Italy - poetic reading for the inauguration of Marco Nereo Rotelli’s exhibition “Parola d’Artista” (19/07/2010) with Adonis.
Plastic Poetry Party – Baciccia – Piacenza, Italy - with Claudio Rocchi, Giancarlo Sessa and Monica Borettini – (06/10/2007).
Plastic Poetry Party – Bologna, Italy – AFA Reading Festival . Presentation of poetry anthology with video installations, concert and reading. (30/06/2007).
Salt Queen Foundation - New York, USA – acoustic concert with news songs for gallery opening (07/2003).
Biennale Venice, Padiglione Italia - "Serenissima" Poetry by Ezra Pound, and Charles Matz. Reading of the Iliade translated in Venetian by Giacomo Casanova. (11/9/99).
Frontiere 2 Milano, Italy - "I Misteri di Fumach e altre Storie" Poetry by Charles A. Matz- Music R.Serra. Milano, Italy . (25/9/99).
PX3- Pavia Italy - "Elegie" Poetry Reading. (4/6/99).
Visions - Castello Sforzesco Milano, Italy "Alchimia" performance (25/5/98).
Don't tell Mama -New York City, concerto (9/6797).
Starship - Festival of Psychedelia, Bologna 03/4/96.
Festa di un altro mondo - Fluxus + Fluxus, Milano (26/08/96).Conchetta - at book presentation for Matteo Guarnaccia's "Smilin' Budda". (10/24/1996).
Magazzini Generali - at MAX best commercials of the year presentation. (10/23/96).Starship - Festival in Bologna, Italy. (04/03/96).
BANDE SONORE, ITALY.
For ITALIA 1 - Mediaset. TV Director of music program following the I-Tim live music Tour. 13 shows in 2001 –
10 shows in 2002- Promotional commercials for Tim with the “Saranno Famosi” group.
DISNEYLAND WEEK, LOS ANGELES, U.S.A.
For VIDEOMUSIC, Italy. Sponsored by DISNEY Inc. five 60 min. programs.
Procucer and Host of daily shows describing park and Disney Olympic Fun competition with Sonny Bono as president of the jury, and movie stars as competitors.
DOLCE E GABBANA MILAN FASHION SHOW FEATURING MADONNA.MILANO, ITALY.For VIDEOMUSIC, ITALY. Interviews with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Madonna’s arrival at Milano Vox pop among the fans awaiting outside.
Producer for Milano Moda Fashion Show, 1995. Five daily 60 min. Programs.
PAUL SIMON CENTRAL PARK CONCERT. NEW YORK CITY, U.S.A.
For SUPERCHANNEL, England and VIDEOMUSIC, Italy..
Producer and Host of 24 min. Program from Central park N.Y.C.-Concert and Vox pop.
BIENNALE CINEMA. VENICE, ITALY.
For VIDEOMUSIC, ITALY. Daily reports from the Festival of Cinema in Venice, Italy. Producer and Anchorwoman for five daily shows with interviews including but not limited to Denis Hopper (president of jury), Gong Lee, Zang Zimou, John Lithgow.
CANNES42nd FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE.
Two weeks- 60 min. Daily programs sponsored by XXX Australian beer for SUPERCHANNEL, UK. Anchorwoman for reports and interviews including but not limited to: John Waters,Laureen Bacall, Anthony Quinn, Brooke Shields, Iggy Pop, Kurosawa, etc. and all opening, prize and closing ceremonies.
DENNIS HOPPER FIRST PERSONAL PAINTING EXHIBITION. PARIS, FRANCE.
For Metropolis VIDEOMUSIC, Italy. Extensive and exclusive interview on the life, art, movies. Producer and director, camera work and film editing for 24 min. segment.
V.S.D.A. - LAS VEGAS, U.S.A.
For Moka Choc VIDEOMUSIC, ITALY. Report on convention with interviews and Vox Pop.
Producer and anchorwoman for 60 min. report.
DISNEY WORLD SHOW AND PLANET HOLLYWOOD OPENING. ORLANDO Florida, U.S.A.
For VIDEOMUSIC, Italy. 5 -1 hour shows on the park and opening ceremony of the Planet Hollywood. Sponsored by DISNEY, Inc. Anchorwoman of shows illustrating the attractions and interviews with but not limited to: Arnold Schwarzeneger, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Demi Moore. CANNES 43rd FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE.
With The Guardian London Newspaper, sponsored by LOTUS sportscar Pretty Woman contest. Anchorwoman with Derek Malcolm of The Guardian of daily reports for Superchannel.
RAI - SAN REMO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, ITALY. 1989.
On stage presenter with Kay Sandvik of International guest for live 10 day festival EUROVISION from the Pala Barilla theatre in San Remo with interviews to: Elton John, Little Steven, Cliff Richard, Nick Kamen and many, many more.
BENETTON SEI MILANO TV, ITALY. 1996.
“Sei Fuori” 60 min. Daily program highlighting cultural events directed by Stefano Spiti.
“Kattive Companie” 2 hour daily live program for teen agers with music, social issues and on-line info. “Night Line” 4 hour daily talk show directed live by Paolo Rossi Castelletti. Co-Host 1996.
SUPERCHANNEL LONDON, ENGLAND. 1989-1992.
“Blue Night” 60 min. Daily sho on music, theatre and movies. Seen throughout Europe.
Host and currator of the show. Including writing the scripts and organizing interviews
With, but not limited to, Allen Ginsberg, Bernardo Bertolucci, John Cage, Keith Harring, Peter Erskin, Jean Paul Gaultier.
VIDEOMUSIC, ITALY. 1988-1992.
“Blue Night” same as above in Italian language for Italian broadcast.
VIDEOMUSIC, ITALY. 1993-1995.
“Moka Choc” Sponsored in 1993 by Jean Paul Gaultier and in 1995 by Cristian Dior.
60 min. weeklyshow on music, dance, theatre, fashion, visual arts.
Co-host with Massimo Bertolaccini and currator of foreign guests and interviews including but not limited to: Helmut Newton, REM, 4 Non Blondes, Elvis Costello, Laurie Anderson, Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, Naomi Cambel, Joel Peter Witkin.
EUROPA CINEMA VIAREGGIO, ITALY. 1988.
For Superchannel UK and Videomusic in both English and Italian 60 min. Daily reports on festival. nchorwoman and interviews including, but not limited to, A Kieslosky, J.G. Ballard, L. Wertmuller, N.Kinsky, F.Zefirelli, E.Morricone, A. Holland, E. Block.
RAI, ITALY. 1984.
“Mister Fantasy” weekly music show conducted by Carlo Massarini with mario Luzzato Fegiz. Guest jury for two shows: “Processo alla musica and “Processo alla moda”
NOIR IN FESTIVAL. ITALY. 1991.
Italain Film Festival coverage for Superchannel Uk and Videomusic Italy sponsored by DIESEL.Anchorwoman and interviews to Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, Bruno Ganz, Solveigh Domartain, and other guests..
7th INTERNATIONAL A.I.D.S. CONFERENCE.
Florence, Italy. “Floating Island” coverage of International convention with interviews Montagnier and R. Gallo Co-host with Claudio De Tommasi of five 60 min. shows.
videoart piece on text by poet Charles Matz, music by Joe Jones. Co-directed with Alberto Carcangiu.Prduced by The C.A.M. Art Co. 1st Prize Winner “Citta’ di Commachio” at the Palazzo dei Diamanti. Also seen at the JVC Tokyo Festival, Japan. 1984.
“RELAX GIRL,NO! VOGLIO UCCIDERE”
videoart piece on poetry by Meo Cataldo Dino and Antonio Meo. Directed by Raffaele Schito, music by Giancarlo Sessa. Maldoror Production.1982. 1st Prize winner RAI at Filmaker Festival Milan, Italy.
THE LONELY BALLET OF RADIO ACTIVE LEAKS and ENERGY – 2 performances 25 and 30 minutes dedicated to Joe Jones with music and multimedia visuals and dancer Evelyna Dann. Artistic and Technical director. Asolo Festival (07/11/2006).
THE BLACK SUN OF CIGURI - produced by The C.A.M. Co. presented at the 8di Saffi Festival in Parma in 2001 and again at the Festival diTeatro Psichiatrico in Padova in (2002).
THE CITY OF THE SUN - produced by the C.A.M. Art Co. directed by Tony Lai for the. Teatru Dramatycznego Bialistok, Poland. - 90 min. dance/theatre piece. Tecnical direction, light design and video production (1996).ECOLOGICA - produced by for the Interplanetary Ecological Festival presented at the Fortezza da Basso Florence, Italy. - 15 min. dance piece with Giancarlo Sessa (1995).
EROTICA - produced by Click for the Erotica '93 edition presented at the Fiera di Bologna and throughout Italy on summer tour with Giancarlo Sessa.
VISIONS - produced by C.A.M. Art Co. for the Micha Van Hoecke dance festival in Castiglioncello,Italy Castello Pascuini poetry by W. Blake and W. Whittman. Music by David Ryder. Coreographer and dancer (1-2-/8/1991).
COLUMBUS THE MOOR - produced by the C.A.M. Art Co. for the Valladolid Theatre Festival, Spain. Presented at the Calderon de La Barca Theatre (24-25/5/92) and at the Museum of Modern Art of Las Vegas,USA (2/8/92). Coreographer, technical director and main dancer.
CODICE - produced by Kripton Florence, Italy. Directed by Giancarlo Cauteruccio. 60 min. multimedia piece presented on 30 dates on European tour (1988-89). Dancer and actress.
SKYLINE - produced by Kripton Florence, Italy. Directed by Giancarlo Cauteruccio. 60 min.multimedia piece presented at Kassel Documenta 8, Germany (1989). Dancer, singer, actress.
RUVIDO UMANO - produced by Teatro della Valdoca. Directed by Cesare Ronconi 60. min. multimediapiece presented on 30 dates of European tour (1987). Dancer and actress.
CANTI D'OCCIDENTE IN ESILIO - produced by Teatro della Valdoca. Directed by Cesare Ronconi. Presented at the Sant'Arcangelo Theatre Festival, Italy (1988). Dancer and actress.
GRAFFIO NEL DESERTO - produced by Maldoror Produzioni, Italy. Kassel Documenta 8, Germany. Coreographer and dancer, video art scenery producer. (1988).
COLPO DI FULMINE - produced by C.A.M. Art Co. Pantelleria Land Art Festival Italy. 1988. Land artist creating a giant sculpture in the volcanic lake "Specchio di Venere"
CORPO A CORPO - produced by Maldoror Produzioni for a contemporary Art Exhibition organized by Franco Bolelli and Francesca Alfano Miglietti at the Museum of Modern Art of Alba, Italy. 1988. Coreoghapher and main dancer.
NEW MODEL FOR THE UNIVERSE - produced and directed by Poppo for the "Poppo and the go-go boys" Butoh dance company presented at The Kitchen and at C.U.A.N.D.O. in NYC. (1987).
LUI-LEI - performance presented at the University of Pavia, Italy. Collegio Cairoli in collaboration with Hallam Tennyson, Charles Matz and Antonio Lai for an exhibition of Maria Pia Fanna Roncoroni. (1981).
RADIO as Host :
REMIX - for Radio Citta' del Capo, Italy. 10 programs presenting single remixes. (1997).
GROOVY PARALELS - for Radio Citta' del Capo, Italy. 8 thematic programs. (1996).
REBELS READ - for Radio K Centrale, Italy. 20 programs on the poets of the Beat Generation (1996).
EXHIBITION/FESTIVAL as Organiser:
AHAE PRESS http://ahae.com/exhibitions/SS, INC. Museo Alinari, Florence Italy (1/12/2011-8/1/2012) and Magazzini del Sale, Venice Italy (15/3/2012 to 30/4/2012).
Organization for set up and press contacts.
D'ART ROOM Bologna, Italy. Summer Festival with art exhibits, concerts, performances. Curator of International video selection. 1987.
ITALIANI A NEW YORK- PS 122, New York City, USA. Festival of visual arts by Italians. Curator of the exhibit and organization for setup and gallery design. 1986.
BOOKS and PUBLICATIONS:
Parola D'Artista - catalogue for Marco Nereo Rotelli's art exhibition at Palazzo Reale, Piazetta Reale and La Rotonda della Besana 21010. Complete English. Complete Translation.
The Book English fiction about 2004 Tsunami in Asia, ( 2010) – ISBN 978-1440415395
Plastic Poetry Party poetic anthology of Italian poets and rock stars , curator with Monica Borettini (2007)
CAFFE' DEL TEATRO monthly magazine of art, cultural events, music and theatre published by Officina Parma, Italy. Articles, interviews for “Thè e L’altro” page. (1999- 2003)
Virus Milan. Interviews, articles and translations for pan European monthly magazine. (1993-1999)
Corpo a corpo, contro la storia dell’arte, book by Francesca Alfano Miglietti1988-.Complete translation.
Colpo di Fulmine by Franco Bolelli and Francesca Alfano Miglietti. Book on contemporary art in Europe. Complete translation. (1988).
Member of the “Ordine Nazionale Giornalisti” - Albo Regionale Bologna N° 071613 since 1993
Languages: English, mother tongue – Italian, second language – Spanish, Upper-Intermediate level. - French: Pre-Intermediate level.
1972-75 Music Conservatory of Venice, Italy Clarinet and Harp major.
1976-78 Performing Arts H.S., NYC USA. Classical Ballet major.
1979-80 Venice Art Institute. Sculpture major.
1980-81 Hunter College NYC USA. Cinema major.
Childhood working experience:
1973-74 TEATRO LA FENICE Venice, Italy. Children's chorus.
1975 BOLSHOI THEATRE OF MOSCOW. Children's chourus on American Tour.
1975-77 METROPOLITAN OPERA NYC, USA. Children's Chorus.