Light jet print on photographic paper.
Framed 541/2"by 413/4'
(on opening night)
Slide dissolve projection work:
162 slides, two projectors, three translucent screens
Andrew Carnie's work using a wide range of media to tackle a variety
of complex issues, ranging from travel and its cultural effects,
to personal journeys, to neurology, to natural sciences, and to
the nature of morality. One of his current areas of interest is
the hygiene implications of death and the mythology pertaining to
the disposal of the human corpse. For the show Hygiene he has produced
a sequential set of one hundred and sixty two slides and a photographic
print dealing with the disposal of the body and the different ways
in which it is prepared for burial. In the work 'Disperse' he asks
"What happens to the body on death. How do we treat it? What
elements of hygiene come into the acts of disposal of the corpse?
If the death has been caused by disease what may be needed to stop
the body being 'contagious'? What happens if the body has been contaminated
by radioactivity? What myths have grown over the ages in different
cultures as to the processing of the body and its internment to
avoid health hazards?"
Prior to this work for Hygiene, he has recently been working on
a project for the exhibition 'Head
on' at the new Wellcome Temporary Exhibition Space at the Science
Museum London. This work, titled 'Magic forest' consists of a 35mm
slide dissolve work on multiple layered screens on the theme of
the brain, memory and neuron interconnectivity, neuron development
and migration. He has been working with Neuroscientists at the MRC
Centre for Developmental Neurology, at Kings College, London. The
go ahead has just been given for him to continue with this work
on a follow up project over the next year.
Carnie also works with the group 'No
Limits' and he has recently made a large video installation,
with a 50 by 4.5 meter video screen in collaboration with 'Theatre
Venture', a theatre and arts based group in Stratford, London. The
resulting work on the theme of journeys was exhibited outside the
EXCEL exhibition centre on the Victoria Dock, in April 2002. He
currently has a one person show 'Embark' at the Millais gallery
Southampton, here he is showing work dealing with issues of travel,
nostalgia and memory.
Associated web sites:
Head On show at the Science Museum
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