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Richard Carr Dublin, Ireland

Working predominantly with the medium of sound my practice enquires into and around notions of listening as a critical practice. While my work has manifested itself in many ways, when exhibited it hovers between notions of installation, the sculptural and participatory, straddling a range of intersecting formal, spatial, sonic and art historical interests. Combining a visceral sense of space, time, aurality and motion with a precise economy of materials, my work process is relatively primitive; an intuitive process of listening and making sound simultaneously. Utilising combinations of my voice, multiple recording methodologies, alongside contemporary audio technologies, my practice aims to draw out the relatively silent and various histories of sound-making that often become dominated by the dialectics of the eye. As my practice increasingly puts more trust in the ‘sonic’ I do not intend for it to be a call for anti-materialism or anti-realism, quite the contrary. In its shadow-less world, it occupies real space, and has the ability to be as brutally present as any visual material/object, or as quietly unobtrusive as the image. For me, it’s not a material of clarity or purity, but of the gritty, mucky substances of being.

Art Reveal Magazine no. 19  

Artists: Alaa Alrafaihi, Roya Amigh, Nedko Bucev, Richard Carr, Ralph “rEN” Dillard, Nelson Enriquez, Wenjun Fu, Martina Marie Manalo, Nich...

Art Reveal Magazine no. 19  

Artists: Alaa Alrafaihi, Roya Amigh, Nedko Bucev, Richard Carr, Ralph “rEN” Dillard, Nelson Enriquez, Wenjun Fu, Martina Marie Manalo, Nich...

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