carolyn craig

Sites of infection

7

February 2024

7

Feb

2024

1

Mar 2024

Sites of infection

carolyn craig

7

February 2024

7

February

2024

1

March 2024

Sites of infection investigates how power acts on bodies (including interspecies forms) via social processes of replication, amplification and echo. How do sonic traces of late era capitalism effect organic forms and how much of the production of capital is a vibrational bodily pollution – in particular those low in the food chain of capital value? What is the ‘playlist’ of economic extraction and what do the vibrations of capitalism’s wavelengths do to our biological states? The work develops a visual exchange (a co-operative dialogue) between data noise/verbal abuse and algae. Algae is chosen for its relation to the artists bodily regimes of consumption and also as an indicator of climate health. The work submits jars of oxygenated algae strains to data noise and internet hate speech to measure visual and growth response. At a fundamental level I want to consider how texts (the written/spoken and vibrating social outputs of our culture) affect relational and embodied knowledge. 

Exhibition documentation by Teagan Ramsay.

Sites of infection investigates how power acts on bodies (including interspecies forms) via social processes of replication, amplification and echo. How do sonic traces of late era capitalism effect organic forms and how much of the production of capital is a vibrational bodily pollution – in particular those low in the food chain of capital value? What is the ‘playlist’ of economic extraction and what do the vibrations of capitalism’s wavelengths do to our biological states? The work develops a visual exchange (a co-operative dialogue) between data noise/verbal abuse and algae. Algae is chosen for its relation to the artists bodily regimes of consumption and also as an indicator of climate health. The work submits jars of oxygenated algae strains to data noise and internet hate speech to measure visual and growth response. At a fundamental level I want to consider how texts (the written/spoken and vibrating social outputs of our culture) affect relational and embodied knowledge. 

carolyn craig

carolyn is an interdisciplinary artist and educator interested in counter visual practices –to consider how power operates through the body and its representational archives. This work builds on her experience of incarceration. She also works collaboratively with fellow artist Damian Dillon on artists projects and spaces. In 2020 they opened Schmick Contemporary (ARI) in Sydney’s Chinatown and in 2024 will launch SYRUP – a large warehouse project space- in Sydney’s Marrickville.