Matt Ortega was born in 1985 in Bronx, NY. As an artist working with sound, moving images, and collage, his work combines the formal and conceptual qualities of each medium. Hoping to use art democratically and to reenforce community, his work is derived from the everyday and the local community within a DIY ideaology. He recently started to work with found materials and the process of reappropriation after taking interest in the theoretical ideas behind DJ culture. He believes that the current state of information overload can be remedied by remixing and recycling “cultural materials”, and taking part in an ethical use of information.