"Carr revels in offering the viewer the iconic and the imperceptible, the instant gratification and the longue durée, so things are not how they first appear. In Transpiration, these luscious images eventually reveal movement, a glimpse of a petal folding or fluttering, and the carnations’ colours change, too, each pink, yellow, and blue slowly deepening. Carr has filmed a classroom science experiment with a time-lapse camera: Place a white carnation into dyed water, and the flower absorbs the water through its stem, adopting its dyed colour in the process. The work’s points of reference are as avant-garde as they are populist: for instance, Warhol’s flower paintings that were in turn inspired by Jean Cocteau’s 1959 film Testament of Orpheus (thus Carr returns the flower imagery to its cinematic roots)."
Cinematography: Shay Dewey
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.