"Burn Out is a soundless 16mm film of a young man in a West Auckland street doing a “burn-out”; the process of keeping a car’s handbrake on whilst accelerating, causing the tires to spin, heat up and smoke. The activity is traditionally associated in New Zealand with “bogan” culture. Most burn-out videos are shot close-up with a lot of cutting, heavy music and the screeching of tires as a soundtrack. By contrast, Carr's film keeps the camera stationary, with a single, wide-angle view so that the car is soundless in the middle distance. As a result, the activity’s renegade or illegal status is transformed into a moment of quiet beauty in a suburban landscape."
Director: Steve CarrCinematography: Duncan Cole
Carr is a dry ice-wreathed artist engaged in the rapturous contortions of an (silent) air guitar epic.
A high definition film that documents the grooming of the prize-winning Japanese poodle, Aona.
A pack of cigarettes are lit and slowly disintegrate into a smoky gravesite.
A self-portrait single take performance that documents Carr interacting with a Japanese children’s plastic bubble-making toy.
Steve Carr: Performance/Camera
In this interview Steve Carr discusses the roots of his work in performance, his collaborations with film industry professionals and a recent residency in Japan.