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Art, Trek, Cat, Repeat.

About me

Photo © ZKM Karlsruhe
Hello I'm Matt, senior digital and media conservator working at ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe. I graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon in Visual Arts. I also hold a diploma in programming/network and in music (cello).

I learned by myself 2D/3D software while I was in high school and I've been always fascinated about information technology and digital archaeology.

My current specialization is the preservation and restoration of 3-D computer-generated cinema models, especially Star Trek ships. One of my work was the remastering/retexturing of the USS Titan for the cover of David Mack's book "Star Trek: Titan - Fortune of War".

My research and work focuses on the preservation of digital art, notably on third-party products as part of artworks (maintenance/adaptation of historical and obsolete commercial software/API for the sake of art preservation), and the archiving of artworks using 3-D visualization.

What do I do?

  • Hardware restoration
  • Software development
  • Component research
  • Documentation
  • Representation of the ZKM at scientific conferences (restoration)
  • Consulting for international museums
  • LightWave 3D
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Premiere
  • Substance 3D Painter / Designer
  • Vue

What people say?

Amazing work by Matt Wilson, done in LightWave 3D. He says I taught him how to light but clearly he has excelled beyond any pointers I may have given him.
This is a spectacular image and I'm 100% jealous!

What people say?

More magic from Matt Wilson, Man he really put a lot of heart, soul,,,, AND awesome talent into this build and animation.... Beautiful stuff.

What people say?

A serious person who knows how to deal with difficulties. Matthieu is creative and resourceful, he will advise you and take great care to work WITH you and not just for you. You will be greatly satisfied, I highly recommend him.