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Andrew Carnie – Dark Garden: Heard With A Different Voice

Published: 15 February 2016
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Dark Garden Heard With A Different Voice

Lecturer in Fine Art at WSA, Andrew Carnie, in collaboration with sound artists Matt Grover and Steve Bayley, currently has an exhibition on display at Bridport Arts Centre in Bridport, Dorset. Exploring work currently being carried out on autism, the exhibition runs until 27th February 2016.

As a condition, autism is little understood, but is often characterised by repetitive actions, hyper-sensitivity and isolation from day to day reality.

The artwork on display is a response to this and involves the projection of layered images onto hanging pieces of voile accompanied by a four channel sound piece, all in an attempt to demonstrate something of the condition. The piece has been created using research being carried out by Prof. Francesca Happe and Prof. Utah Frith and their research teams, at King’s College London and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience University College London as inspiration.

The project was funded and supported by the Norwegian Mental Health Council and the Science Museum Oslo and the Arts Council England for the sound track. The work has been shown at the Science Museum, Oslo, Norway and at 10 Days in Winchester, UK.

Andrew Carnie is well-known for his work exploring the cross-overs between art and science, and this piece forms another step in his developing practise. 

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