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(2002) Hygiene

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DISPERSE Andrew Carnie May 2002 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. The work Disperse has since been shown at Amnesty International Headquartes, London, 2002, in drawing the Process at Kingston University, 2003 and at the show 451 at the Winchester gallery in 2004.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2002


Local EPrints ID: 151551
PURE UUID: 28fb2249-211e-47df-9f14-5f1e73361b49

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:55

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