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I’m Robert Carter, an artist based in Whangarei, New Zealand. This blog follows my research interests and documents my work.

Band Practice

A rolling, collaborative, series of experiments, with George Hajian, Zöe Rapley, Kimberly Annan and Elke Finkenauer. Partially complete archive at View the Band Practice projects on this site: #band practice We take turns to set projects for the group and share them. Initially all… Continue Reading →

Composition for an L-shaped space

Sound installation and performance in conjunction with Sculpture Northland, Whangarei Quarry Gardens, 5 November 2017. I purchased a number of gas cylinders and experimented with ways to make them resonate the concrete, L-shaped bunker at the quarry. I needed to… Continue Reading →

Stop Motion Animation

In this Band Practice project we created an animation. For this work I used a range of found materials, including 8mm film and parts from old printers.  

Smashing Plate

The Smashing Plate was the result of my participation in The Great Plate an annual fundraiser for the Quarry Arts Centre. At the same time I was working on Overthinking It, a Band Practice project. In this project we tried to create some… Continue Reading →


This Band Practice project’s theme was Food. I kept a diary of everything I ate, what I saw other people eat, for a few days. During this time I collected our discarded vegetable and food scraps and froze them into a… Continue Reading →


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A cheap system of Autonomous Objects

In the 70s, after your had purchased your home computer and assembled it from a kit, the next thing to do was to build a video card for it. Using Don Lancaster’s book you could do this yourself, with a kit of… Continue Reading →

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