Steve Carr

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Steve Carr, Chasing the Light (installation view) 2018, 6-channel video installation. Commissioned by Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Steve Carr, Bubble, Cactus, 2014, Phantom Flex HD, 10 min 42 sec

Steve Carr, Watermelon, 2015, Sony HD XCam, 33 min 9 sec

Steve Carr, The Science of Ecstasy and Immortality, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Steve Carr, Nissan Skyline MK1, 2014, charred walnut, 560 x 560 x 200 mm, Installation view, Edinburgh Festival, 2015

Steve Carr, Transpiration, 2014, Installation view, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014

Steve Carr, American Night, 2014, HD digital video, 14 min

Steve Carr, Dead Time, 2012, 7 channel installation, Phantom Flex transferred to ProRes HQ files synchronised through multiple hard drives, 8 min 40 sec

Steve Carr, Screen Shots (still), 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Screen Shots, 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Fireman’s Boots 6, 2013, c-type print, 835 x 730mm (framed)

Steve Carr, Aona, 2010, HD transferred to DVD

Steve Carr, Shuttlecocks and Sakura, 2010, carved Shina, dimensions variable

Steve Carr, Milk and Honey, 2010, c-type photographic print

Steve Carr, Bear Rug, 2008, Kauri, stain, acrylic paint, 2400 x 2200 x 400 mm

Steve Carr, Burn Out, 2009, 16mm transferred to digital video, duration 4 mins 53 sec

Steve Carr, Bubble, Cactus, 2014, Phantom Flex HD, 10 min 42 sec

Steve Carr, The Science of Ecstasy and Immortality, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Steve Carr, Transpiration, 2014, Installation view, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014

Steve Carr, Dead Time, 2012, 7 channel installation, Phantom Flex transferred to ProRes HQ files synchronised through multiple hard drives, 8 min 40 sec

Steve Carr, Screen Shots, 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Aona, 2010, HD transferred to DVD

Steve Carr, Milk and Honey, 2010, c-type photographic print

Steve Carr, Burn Out, 2009, 16mm transferred to digital video, duration 4 mins 53 sec

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Born 1976, Gore (NZ). Lives and works in Christchurch (NZ)

Steve Carr’s work is frequently about precise moments of transformation, he uses lens-based practices as well as sculpture to explore and interfere with a range of materials and entities, from apples and watermelons, to balloons filled with paint, shuttle-cocks, fireworks and smoke. The artist himself often the subject of the change. He has become half-animal, a strange man-child, and a pre-teen girl. He has turned fire extinguishers into glass, bear rugs into wood, tyres into bouquets, and even himself into popcorn.

Carr received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from the Otago Polytechnic School of Fine Arts, Dunedin in 1998, and in 2003 he gained a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland. Carr co-founded Dunedin’s Blue Oyster Art Project Space in 1999. Solo exhibitions in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia include: Chasing the Light, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, City Gallery, Wellington (2019) and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū (2018); A Manual for Small Archives, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2016); Stretching Time, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2014); Smoke Films, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012) and Goes Nowhere Like a Rainbow, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2007), Te Tuhi, Auckland (2006).

 
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Steve Carr, Chasing the Light (installation view) 2018, 6-channel video installation. Commissioned by Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Steve Carr, Bubble, Cactus, 2014, Phantom Flex HD, 10 min 42 sec

Steve Carr, Watermelon, 2015, Sony HD XCam, 33 min 9 sec

Steve Carr, The Science of Ecstasy and Immortality, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Steve Carr, Nissan Skyline MK1, 2014, charred walnut, 560 x 560 x 200 mm, Installation view, Edinburgh Festival, 2015

Steve Carr, Transpiration, 2014, Installation view, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014

Steve Carr, American Night, 2014, HD digital video, 14 min

Steve Carr, Dead Time, 2012, 7 channel installation, Phantom Flex transferred to ProRes HQ files synchronised through multiple hard drives, 8 min 40 sec

Steve Carr, Screen Shots (still), 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Screen Shots, 2011, HD file transferred to Blu-Ray, 26 min 22 sec

Steve Carr, Fireman’s Boots 6, 2013, c-type print, 835 x 730mm (framed)

Steve Carr, Aona, 2010, HD transferred to DVD

Steve Carr, Shuttlecocks and Sakura, 2010, carved Shina, dimensions variable

Steve Carr, Milk and Honey, 2010, c-type photographic print

Steve Carr, Bear Rug, 2008, Kauri, stain, acrylic paint, 2400 x 2200 x 400 mm

Steve Carr, Burn Out, 2009, 16mm transferred to digital video, duration 4 mins 53 sec