Thursday, August 26, 2010

PODCAST: The Magic Forest (the Art of Andrew Carnie)
Andrew Carnie's "The Magic Forest"

The curious and captivating intersection of art and science. Carnie uses images of dendrites and other brain images to create his art.

PODCAST: The Magic Forest

August 22, 2010 | Noah Hutton

This month we’re proud to feature a conversation with British artist Andrew Carnie, whose work explores scientific themes and the representation of the self through scientific imagery. We’re also featuring an exclusive online gallery of his work.

Carnie often creates pieces that are time-based in nature, involving 35mm slide projections onto complex screen configurations.

His latest project, Dendritic Forms, which is currently showing at the GV Art Gallery in London, is a body of work that investigates the visual motifs of trees and organic matter that is mirrored within the human brain. In the darkened gallery space, layered images appear and disappear on suspended screens, suggesting a narrative of the brain itself. In this edition of the podcast, Noah Hutton interviews Carnie about his personal interest in the brain, his thoughts on his own art, and the nature of the current dialogue between the arts and brain sciences. Total runtime: 29:21

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