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The Winter Tree

Matters have moved on. Some fifteen years ago the slide dissolve work Magic Forest was exhibited at the Science Museum London and toured extensively internationally thereafter.

Fifteen years is a long time in science and Andrew Carnie has now revisited the science labs from which he gained the insight to make this original work.

Now with funding from Arts Council England, Carnie has been looking at different neurological fields and the wider area of dendritic form, tree like structures;

“I am now looking again at this complex world of neurology and how the science has developed through new technologies. I have begun to look at where we now situate ourselves in these neural networks and how they relate to networks outside us; as complex living systems: a parallel with the link between mycelium and trees, their signalling that indicates intercommunication, reflecting how this complexity is mirrored outside us; the dendritic form in us and tree-like forms outside us.

What does the science now tell us and offer for reflection? How do we understand our sense of self and the way we relate to the world we are born into?

The exhibition will be based on two projected works amongst others: - Here There Everywhere, The Winter Tree (4 Channel HD Video) and As Things Come To Pass (2 Channel HD Video).

Click here to download a free copy of Andrew Carnie's booklet accompanying the exhibition. You can also watch an interview with the artist, by Dr Marius Kwint, Historian, Curator and Reader in Visual Culture at the University of Portsmouth, here, on our Culture on Call blog.

Please note City Space at Winchester Discovery Centre is operating reduced opening hours and visitor numbers at this time. Entrance is via a separate queue by the café, where you'll find a member of Hampshire Cultural Trust staff to welcome you.

Andrew Carnie is an artist and academic at Winchester School of Art, Southampton University. His practice often involves a meaningful interaction with scientists. He is part of the The Critical Practices Research team where his own interests lie in exploring the self, through notions of hybridity, in organ transplantation and immunology, other themes and ideas are often based around neurology, the brain, and how we get a sense of our-selves through science ideas, and images.

The work is often time-based in nature, involving slide dissolve systems or video projection onto complex screens. In darkened spaces layered images appear and disappear on suspended voiles, the developing display absorbing the viewer into an expanded sense of space and time through slowly unfolding narratives that evolve around them.

His work has been exhibited at the Science Museum, London, Natural History Museum, Rotterdam, Design Museum, Zurich, Exit Art, in New York, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Great North Museum, Newcastle, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Dresden Hygiene Museum, Morevska Gallery, Brno, and the Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea, Kunstkraftwerk, PHI, Montreal, Canada, Leipzig amongst many others. 

See more: http://www.andrewcarnie.uk

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