Mark Cetilia is a sound / media artist working at the nexus of analogue and digital technologies. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design, and sound creation, Cetilia’s work is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos. Over the past decade, he has worked to develop idiomatic performance systems utilizing custom hardware and software, manifesting in a rich tapestry of sound and image. Mark is a member of the electroacoustic ensemble Mem1, recipients of a 2008 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Project Grant Award and the experimental media art group Redux, recipients of a 2006 Creative Capital grant for their Callspace project. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D in computer music and multimedia at Brown University.
Cetilia's work has been screened / installed at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), the Ben-Ari Museum of Contemporary Art (Bat Yam, IL), the Sol Koffler Gallery (Providence, RI), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL) and SoundWalk (Long Beach, CA). He has performed widely at venues including the REDCAT Theater at Disney Hall (Los Angeles), the Borealis Festival (Bergen, NO), STEIM (Amsterdam, NL), St. Patrick’s Cathedral (NYC), Goethe-Institut (Boston), and Electronic Church (Berlin). His solo sound works have been published by Iynges, Anarchymoon and Quiet Design. Throughout their career, his group Mem1 has collaborated with sound artists such as Steve Roden, Jan Jelinek, Frank Bretschneider, Jeremy Drake, and Stephen Vitiello, as well as video artists Kadet Kuhne and Liora Belford. Their collaborative works with Belford and Kuhne have been screened / installed at venues including SoundFjord (London), the Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen), the Sundance Film Festival, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). Together, Mem1 curates the experimental music series Ctrl+Alt+Repeat and the record label Estuary Ltd.