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Antony Flackett is a video/multimedia artist and musician based in Cambridge Massachusetts. He records and performs music as Tony Flackett and under the moniker DJ Flack. His single-channel “video-music” pieces and silent holographic video dioramas have been featured in numerous art shows and festivals since the 90s. His “Beat Research” electronic music events (and correlating MassArt elective) have been an integral part of Boston’s underground electronic music scene since 2004. Antony’s been teaching at MassArt since 1995.

Industry Experience

  • Time-based Media Artist, 1986-Present. Working in single channel video, video installation, performance and interactive multimedia.
  • Sound Artist/Musician, 1984-present. Performing as DJ Flack, Antony/Tony Flackettt, Electronic Musician, Turntablist, Singer-songwriter, Film/Radio/Media Score Composer, Multimedia Performer, Spoken Word Artist

Selected Exhibitions

  • “Twin Rock: Zero to Eleven Mix” Featured in the Screaming Ostrich Film, Festival, Newton MA – Winner of the “Out of the Box” award, October 2022.
  • “Twin Rock: Zero to Eleven Mix” Premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock NY, September 2022
  • “Twin Rock” Video Series (up to TR11) showed at MIDway Lab in Boston for a show produced by the Mobius artist group, February 15th, 2020.
  • “We’ll Always Have Paris” diorama featured in “Nostalgia Tech” show at Cyber Arts Gallery , Boston MA, January 10 – February 16, 2020.
  • “Narcissus,” HABITAT/ION: 4TH Biennial juried Alumni Exhibition, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, MassArt, Boston MA, June 2017.
  • (Twin Rock) “CRIBS,” Union Gallery, UMASS, Amherst MA, November, 2016.
  • Live video scratching performance with Pacey Foster, “Psychedelic Cinema,” Bartos Theatre, MIT Cambridge, MA, May, 2016.
  • 5 dioramas (Where’s your heart @, Garden Attire, Nude Descending an Escalator, Mortality Shmortality, Peeping Kong) at Harvard’s ArtTechPsych2 conference, Arts @ 29 Garden St. Cambridge MA, April, 2016.
  • Solo show of diorama works at THE QUARRY Contemporary Arts International gallery, Acton, MA), October 2015.
  • Video Diorama (Garden Attire) “Collisions21:More Human” Cyberarts Gallery, Boston MA, September, 2014.
  • Video Dioramas (Peeping Kong & Mortality Shmortality) “Magic Without Tricks” Nave gallery Annex, Somerville MA, August, 2014.
  • “Fly” interactive video installation for closing of “GREEN DREAM” Kijidome Gallery Boston MA, February 8, 2014.

Selected Publications

  • 2014 – “Ten years of Beat Research”, Together Festival, Boston, MA
  • 2011 – Anna Marden, “Night Watch” (interview with DJ Flack), Boston Globe, November 4, 2011
  • 2010 – “The History of Video Music,” Together Festival, Boston MA
  • 2008 – Cate McQuaid, “Magic Box,” Boston Globe, January 17, 2008
  • 2008 – James Nadeau, “Inside The Box @ Howard Yezerski Gallery,” Big, Red, and Shiny, Issue #75, January 14, 2008.
  • 2007 – “The Art of Mixing,” Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • 2007 – Victoria Groves “Renegade Masters: The city’s most innovative DJs mix a new musical brew,”
    Improper Bostonian,
    March 6, 2007
  • 2005 – David Day, “Course Corrections: New England Feels the Noise, DJ Flack Schools MassArt,” Boston Phoenix, December 9-15, 2005.
  • 2005 – Nick Barat “Boston Bounce The Ass-Shaking Academia of Beat Research and Wayne&Wax,”
    The Fader Magazine, issue 33, Oct/Nov, 2005. [Photo]
  • 2005 – Will Spitz “Beat Research at the Enormous Room,” Stuff@Night Magazine, November 22, 2005
  • 2004 – Vivian Host, Profile on DJ Flack and DJC, XLR8R Magazine, 83, December 2004
  • 2004 – Vivian Host, interview with DJ Flack for “Bedroom Rockers,” XLR8R/Adidas, November 2004. [Photo]
  • 2004 – Chloe Zang and Lisa Tung, Earthly Delights, [Exhibition Catalogue], Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2004, 34-35
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