Rosie Carr works in film, text and performance, using the craft of storytelling and the deployment of psychedelic imagery and sound.
Her work often considers the nuances that technological developments have brought to our relationship with the (apparently) inanimate world around us. Rosie Carr’s current research focuses on political resistance via modes of fantasy and speculative fiction in domestic spaces.
After finishing her MA at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2017 she was selected for the inaugural Film London FLAMIN Fellowship 2018, and in 2019 she was an associate artist at Open School East in Margate, Kent. Recent exhibitions and screenings include The Whitstable Biennale, MIRA at Art Rio, and Selected VII 2017. Rosie Carr is a member of Potato Band, a collaborative sound and performance project with artist Natalie Kynigopoulou.
The Waste Management Experience
HD Video / 09:11 min / 2019
‘The Waste Management Experience’ is a domestic science-fiction film, set in an undetermined future, when we have run out of space. This predicament leads to enforced recycling within the confines of a charity shop in Broadstairs, where volunteers are under pressure to find new uses for old trash. All images and sound were produced entirely from technology and objects donated to the shop.
Our waste is a product now. It has been set free – as free flowing waste capital. It floods across borders, into markets, into ecosystems, into fish, into skin, into roots, constantly flowing in and out from here to there, and back again. As it flows, it softly whispers, of an unfathomable relationship between openness and closure. In this world of free flow, it whispers: “I flow freely… people cannot.”
Bacteria and Yeast
HD Video / 02:42 min / 2020
Animation made with feedback loops and an effects controller
Sound made with Tascam 4 track tape recorder
HD Video / 03:00 min / 2019
Spiders discuss housing crisis.
‘House spiders’ is made in collaboration with Potato Band.
The Photocopier Who Fell in Love with Me
HD Video / 04:19 min / 2017
Untitled (Kiesler Chair)
HD Video / 15:00 min / 2017
The Fall and the British Museum
HD Video / 03:36 min / 2017