Contemporary Art Practice – Moving Image (MA)

Edd Carr

These works are about dogs these works are about violence these works are about nothing these works are about love these works are about emptiness these works are about wildflowers these works are about you these works are about nobody these works are about trees these works are about fish these works are about microbes these works are about hate these works are about death these works are about run these works are about wildfire these works are about the SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION.

Woof.

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I have no faith in the RCA's Senior Management Team, headed by Paul Thompson and Naren Barfield, and support the no confidence motion in their failed leadership. This is due to severe issues of systemic racism, casualisation of staff, and a consistently deteriorating student experience.

Contact

eddcarr.media@gmail.com

Writing

Photography/Video

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No Confidence Motion in RCA Senior Management

Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

I was a dog walker in the North York Moors so plain and simple and stupid with the wind ruffling my hair and the rain hitting my cheeks and the mud between my toes - I would walk the dogs all day and sleep by their side all night until I became half man/half dog with two heads, six legs, one tail -

and when I walked I would see lots of dead birds, their chests shattered by shotgun shells - and when I walked I would see MEN on horses with dogs tearing foxes to bloody pieces - and when I walked I would see tractors spraying pesticides and farmers felling ancient oaks and more MEN lighting deadly fires - and at all this VIOLENCE the dogs would whine and howl so I would whine and howl with them, my filthy paws shaking -

so now I take pictures and write words and make videos so someone somewhere so many miles away can hear this hackles-up HOWLLLLLLLLL

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I have no faith in the RCA's Senior Management Team, headed by Paul Thompson and Naren Barfield, and support the no confidence motion in their failed leadership. This is due to severe issues of systemic racism, casualisation of staff, and a consistently deteriorating student experience.

Love in the Sixth Mass Extinction — interactive zine: view in fullscreen and click to navigate

THIS IS LOVE this is love this is love this is change this is hot cold love love love this is hate this is loss this is plastic this is condom this is kiss this is neck this is polystyrene this is ice this is pollution this is LOVE this is FUCK this is love this is fracking this is lying in road this is love this is tree chop this is tree plant this is pick. Flowers. This is you this is me this is I and I alone this is DOG this is GOD this is climate this is breakdown this is father mother child this is love this is green this is blue this is NOW NOW NOW this is LOVE this is RED blood this is bone this is bird and buzz of bee this is plankton this is bed this is love this is FIRE this is FLOOD this is hearts this is forever this is together this is as one this is love this is TWO this is LOVE LOVE LOVE this is THREE in the FOUR this is LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this is FIVE this is LOVE IN THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION.

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Medium:

Interactive Zine
animals
capitalism
Climate crisis
Ecology
extinction
fossil fuels
love
nature
Poetry
Sustainability
wildlife
Writing

Death in the Sixth Mass Extinction — interactive zine: view in fullscreen and click to navigate

I am the glow of you are moon dead the fading I am heather dead the clipped pheasant you wing are bloom dead of gorse I am dead you are dead I am dead you are blades of wilting dead grass fleck of I am dew on crystal morn smell of you are dead I am dead dung beat of you are butterfly wing dead dead dead conifers oak holly and I am hawk banking through blue sky all dead in the sink of mulch they spin they spin they spin ‘til they spin alone:

I you am are dead dead

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Medium:

Interactive Zine

Dogs in the Sixth Mass Extinction — interactive zine: view in fullscreen and click to navigate

Let me tell you about dogs. Let me tell you about dogs the dogs the fluffy furry smooth-haired skinny fat tall small living and dead dogs; let me tell you about why I love dogs the dogs the four legs the two ears the one heart and hungry soul the tooth the loll of tongue the scratch of bloody nail the whip of tail seeking ruin to rabbit and squirrel their sickle swing their bloom of life and joy chewing gristle and cracking bone. Let me tell you about all the dogs and all the dogs that I have loved.
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Medium:

Interactive Zine
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