Steve Carr’s work navigates the broad possibilities of film beyond traditional linear narratives. His work resists the sensory detachment of spectatorship, where, in our obsessively digital era, we consciously overlook or forgive the artifice of moving images.
Steve Carr was born in New Zealand and completed a Masters in Fine Art at the University of Auckland. Since then his work has been included in many major New Zealand and international exhibitions, including Videos of New Zealand, a touring exhibition through New Zealand, Germany and Denmark. In 2011 Carr participated in the Rencontres Internationales, at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. He also represented New Zealand at the Busan Biennale, Metropolitan Art Museum, South Korea in 2006. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Headlands Center Of Art Residency, San Francisco, USA and in 2014 he featured in Where Do I End And You Begin, City Art Centre, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. Carr’s work is held in a number of significant public and private collections throughout Australasia and further abroad.
Steve Carr is represented in New Zealand by Michael Lett, Auckland and in Australia by STATION, Melbourne. He has been a Lecturer in Fine Arts and Photography at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland, since 2006. In 2016 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand.
This event coincides with Steve Carr’s solo exhibition A Manual for Small Archives, at Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
Film, Talks & Performances
Presented in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Photography
Steve Carr: Stretching Time
Join New Zealand artist Steve Carr in this intense, hyper-sensory exploration of his High Definition videos Dead Time and Bubble, Cactus.
These two works present a profound transformation of material. Together they draw into focus the connection between our sense of time and space, and the complex relationships between materiality, magic, performance, and cinema.