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Blake Carrington
updated: 02/04/2013
website: blakecarrington.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Loci_01
Loci_02
Loci_03
Loci_02 (installation shot)
Loci_04
Loci_05
Loci_14 (installation shot)
Loci_07
Loci_08
Loci_09
Loci_10
Loci_11
Loci_14
Loci_17
Loci_22
 
Portfolio Keywords:  mapping, landscape, psychological, technology, abstract, architecture, systems
 
 
Loci_01 by Blake Carrington
Loci_01
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_02 by Blake Carrington
Loci_02
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_03 by Blake Carrington
Loci_03
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_02 (installation shot) by Blake Carrington
Loci_02 (installation shot)
digital pigment print
2009
18 " x  30 "  x 2 " 
Loci_04 by Blake Carrington
Loci_04
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_05 by Blake Carrington
Loci_05
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_14 (installation shot) by Blake Carrington
Loci_14 (installation shot)
digital pigment print
2009
10 " x  15 "  x 2 " 
Loci_07 by Blake Carrington
Loci_07
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_08 by Blake Carrington
Loci_08
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_09 by Blake Carrington
Loci_09
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_10 by Blake Carrington
Loci_10
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_11 by Blake Carrington
Loci_11
digital pigment print
2009
5 " x  10 " 
Loci_14 by Blake Carrington
Loci_14
digital pigment print
2010
5" x  10" 
Loci_17 by Blake Carrington
Loci_17
digital pigment print
2011
5" x  10" 
Loci_22 by Blake Carrington
Loci_22
digital pigment print
2012
5" x  10" 

Artist Statement
Loci_ is a series of prints generated by custom sound-to-image visualization software.  Audio field recordings are fed into the system, converted to visual waveforms, then manipulated in real-time into abstract imagery that invokes the perception of landscape.  There is a limited degree of control in this real-time manipulation, allowing for a range of unexpected effects to occur.

The project continues my focus on the interstices of terrain and phenomenology, and the discarding of information that occurs during transcoding/translation from one state to another.  Also an influence in the project is the article "The Lie of the Land", written by cultural geographer Don Mitchell.  In this text Mitchell critiques a fellow geographer who claims one can glean the truth of any given landscape -- its history, geology, class structure, etc -- simply by looking at it.  In fact, says Mitchell, the view that any landscape presents is manufactured to tell a certain story, and hides more than it reveals.  In Loci_, the original space and sound of recording is alienated from and exists in parallel to the abstract non-place of the image.

 

Artist Bio / CV
Blake Carrington (b. 1980) operates within the spheres of the visual, sound, and performing arts.  His work in all of these forms displays a minimal aesthetic and finds resonance with the graphic sign systems of architectural plans and other minimal spatial representations. Last year he completed a commission for Radio del Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, performed in the River to River Festival in New York, and has recently been artist-in-residence at LMCC's Swing Space on Governors Island and at Haeinsa Temple in South Korea. He received a NYSCA grant in support of his debut CD release concert at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York. He has also completed residencies at HIAP in Helsinki, Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, and Rustines Lab in Montreal. Blake was born in Indiana and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

SELECTED LIVE PERFORMANCES AND CONCERTS
LOCI_PALIMPSEST, River to River Festival, St. Paul's Chapel, New York NY
HAEINSA_PALIMPSEST, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea
CATHEDRAL SCAN CD RELEASE CONCERT, Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, New York NY
LMAK SERIES, LMAK Projects, New York NY
ELEKTRA INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL, Usine C, Montreal Québec

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
SOLO EXHIBITION, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia PA
A STRONG HAND THAT NONETHELESS GETS YOU NOWHERE, This Red Door @ Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn NY
TRANSFORMING FUNCTION 1 (curated by Melissa Levin and Will Penrose), LMCC Gov. Island Gallery, New York
TRANSFORMING FUNCTION 2 (curated by Melissa Levin and Will Penrose), Conrad Hotel Gallery, New York NY
TONG (Curated by Yu Yeon Kim, Geraldo Mosquera and Jiwoong Yoon), Haeinsa Temple, South Korea
DIS/CONTINUUM (Solo show), Central Utah Arts Center, Ephraim, UT
FUTURE TENSE, Luxe/Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York NY
SUOKISSA, Suomenlinna - Atelier Tobias, Helsinki Finland
VIDEOFORMES, Vidéothèque Éphémère, Clermont-Ferrand France
17 DAYS, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo NY