Robert Carter

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

A Transitional Imaginary

A Transitional Imaginary – Space, Network and Memory in Christchurch. In November 2015, the Aotearoa Digital Arts Network (ADA) brought together eight artists and writers in post-quake Ōtautahi Christchurch for a ‘book sprint’, the collaborative writing of a book over the… Continue Reading →

The False Demographic

The call to “design your own flag” aligns with a proud DIY culture, modern democracy and a wry antipodean humour. What does the referendum mean to Aotearoa’s largely apolitical and globalised youth? How does it affect the current nature of… Continue Reading →

Used Parts

Indulge your imagination. Bring some change. Relax, take your shoes off, fall into an armchair. Are you ready? Join us for a personal journey, an introspective liaison. A collaboration with George Hajian at Elam School of Fine Arts, ProjectSpace Gallery,… Continue Reading →

The Party Line

In a darkened room, a network of transmission and reception struggles to operate, enabled by an overly engineered set of modular components. An array of speakers coupled with tiny amplifiers forms a system of distribution; micro-controllers drive electro-magnetic switches in… Continue Reading →

Blowing up different kinds of speakers

Teenagers crowding around a Holden Camira, bourbon and cola in hand, watching for the moment when their Warehouse 6x9s will finally disintegrate to the Skrillex; our field of research is so unfortunately overshadowed by this image. In the name of… Continue Reading →

Drawing?

Reel to reel tape machine, speakers, electronic components, microcontroller, software.

Numbers Radio

It’s like a device to help you set up your own numbers station.

The Wandering Eye

Ask not what the Wandering Eye can do for you!      

The Rumsfeld Device

In his famous press conference Donald Rumsfeld warns of the potential threat of unknown unknowns. This device conveniently provides a simple measure of the current unknown unknown level in your local environment. A friend responded:  “I’m a bit confused. Also-if the Rumsfeld… Continue Reading →

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