Matt Kowalczuk is a visual artist and film tutor who works across video art and photography. My deep passion is documentary work. For 15 years I have been practising in the North West to develop my visual artwork; engaging in roles primarily in Manchester. In 2019 I left the city I was born in to relocate to Brighton with my wife, who is also an artist and my %-year-old son who loves anything to do with wires or dominoes. In 2016 I went to Bangladesh as a key Camera Operator to work on Rising Silence, a heartbreaking documentary on the women who are now heroines of 1971 Liberation of Bangladesh war movement. I have also worked on an interdisciplinary piece called Sufi in the City which looks at the idea of female identity in contemporary urban culture. I’m currently working on developing a multi-artform creative research project called Finding Fathers, exploring the psychological impact of fatherlessness. Much of my creative practise has focused on video pieces with professional contemporary dance and performance artists. I have created documentation and visual content for their projects. I have also worked collaboratively and creatively with arts organisations and charities that want their productions artfully filmed and edited.
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