Robert Carter



Electric Painting #1

For a while I’ve been playing with the idea of an Electric Painting. I wanted to comply with some of the accepted conventions of painting, but using my own set of materials.  

Roger Ballen’s Asylum of the Birds

Yoko Ono – Cut Piece–DXH02mI This performance seems to feed off the collective zeal of the audience.

Sean Dower – 2 Kinetic Performance Experiments

I particularly like when the spinning bowl breaks free.

Swinging TV

Picosecond photography

A photon detector – a kind of digital camera operating at a trillion captures a second records the movement of light.

Ai Weiwei's Studio

A shot from a very nice BBC documentary about Ai Weiwei, showing the artist’s studio in Beijing. Some interesting historical background, especially the role of Weiwei’s father in China under Mao. Lots of space, natural light, I could deal with this.

The Legend of Leigh Bowery I’m amazed by the range of different visual styles and the sense of outrage that pervades much of Bowery’s work.

The Watcher

The two characters are connected via TV… and Elvis. I made this short as a way of experimenting with how a collection of seemingly unconnected equipment might be used to create view into a alternate world. I didn’t put too… Continue Reading →

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