My largest & coldest public installation was a big success thanks to the huge number of football fans that were in town for the Super Bowl. For those of you who weren't able to experience "Empty Space" for the three days it was installed, stay tuned--another chance might be possible. But not until it's at least 70 degrees.
Images from "Standard Stars" will be exhibited at the Ballarat International Foto Biennial as part of the exhibition "A Field Guide to the Stars" curated by the artist Rebecca Nadjowski. It runs through August 19th - September 17th. I'll be in Australia this coming week giving talks on the exhibit and my projects about photography and science in detail. Those of you in the Melbourne area should definitely check it out.
Images from Standard Stars is on view in the exhibition "Totality", curated by Julia Bradshaw at Oregon State University's Fairbanks Gallery in Corvallis, OR. The exhibition runs through September 21st and includes a number of great artists such as Vija Celmins and Penelope Umbrico. This is a special curation of Standard Stars specifically for the total eclipse, so you won't see it in this form again--don't miss it!
My series "The Psychokinesis Test" was featured on the fantastic website Seeing Science earlier this month. For those unfamiliar with the website, it was created as an initiative from the University of Maryland to explore how photography shapes science and how scientific images circulate within the general public. Go check it out--there's a lot of great material on there.
Last summer the kind folks at Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) asked if I would be interested in being on MN Original. It's one of the best shows that highlights artists from the state of Minnesota--I couldn't say no. The episode finally premiered this winter and I'm happy to share my clip below:
I'll be exhibiting a new body of work based on my collection of original bubble chamber photographs as well as premiering a short film shot at Fermilab last summer. Installed at the fantastic Instinct Art Gallery in downtown Minneapolis, "Verity in Vision" also includes work by Chase Boston, Kate Casanova, Sean Connaughty, Alison Hiltner, and John Schuerman. The exhibition runs from November 9th - December 17th with an opening reception on Saturday, November 12th from 6-8PM. Full details at Instinct's website here.
I have a new exhibition opening Thursday, September 22nd at the Smail Gallery at Macalester College. "Standard Stars" focuses on an archive of decaying astronomical photographs I've been photographing over the past three years. The exhibition runs through May 2017. More details & installation images to follow.
I'm thrilled to announce the opening of the fourth installment of my ongoing science/art project "G.U.T. Feeling" at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, MN. There is a ticketed opening reception on Thursday, February 25th from 6:30-8:30PM that includes entrance to the museum, refreshments, a panel discussion and a special performance featuring songs and stories from my recent work. Get your tickets here!
*Eric William Carroll is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Eric William Carroll is also a 2015 recipient of a Next Step grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and would like to acknowledge both organizations' support for making this exhibition possible.
My largest diazotype piece to date "Shadow Falls", and my film "Standing Cedars" are now on view as part of the exhibition "Unfixed" at the Transformer Station in Cleveland, OH. From the press release:
"UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image, an exhibition featuring 11 national and international artists who are exploring the ephemeral image in a wide variety of ways with and without cameras, in still images as well as video."
I'm thrilled to be shown alongside Phil Chang, Matthew Gamber, John Opera, F&D Cartier, Paul Shambroom, Luke Stettner and many other talented artists. The show is on view until April 3rd, 2016. For more information, visit www.TransformerStation.org
I'll be lecturing at the Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego on Saturday, October 24th at 1:30PM. The festival is in its 4th year and continues to be one of the best photography festivals around. It's a 4-day event and happens downtown San Diego at the Lafayette Hotel. I'm excited and honored to be invited to talk, and I hope to see you there. Register here!
Work from "G.U.T. Feeling" is included in this wonderful group exhibition at Honoré in Paris. Other artists include Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg, Larry Sultan, and many more. If you happen to be in town, please stop by and see it.
This past summer I participated in the Waabizipinikaan-Ziibi Filmmaking Residency, also known as WZFR. The fruits of my labors will be screened alongside the films of the other residents on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 7PM. The screening will be at Lily Springs Farm in Osceola, WI, with the films being projected over Mud Lake. More details here.
I'll be at the MN State Fair this Friday, September 4th--all day! I'll be in the Fine Arts Building coordinating and documenting an experiment designed to test whether or not the human mind can affect the outcome of coin flips and dice rolls. Stop by and take part!
Over in Paris I'm happy to share that a portfolio of my on-going project "G.U.T. Feeling" was published in Le Monde's special magazine (July-Sept. issue) to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. Order a copy through Le Monde.
About six months ago, the fine folks at Leav commissioned me to do a series of short films for their platform. I'm happy to announce that the project debuted as part of this year's Northern Spark festival and is now available for anyone to experience.
This is a project unlike any other that I've worked on. For one thing, it's totally digital. You have to download the Leav app on your iPhone in order to experience. Secondly, it's site and time specific, meaning, you actually have to visit the locations in Minneapolis where I filmed at the same time I made the films. So, if you want to see the "Golden Hour" film I made in Loring Park, you have to go to Loring park during sunset in order to watch it. There's no other way! I know, kind of frustrating, but also kind of genius.
There are five films total. I encourage you, especially if you live in the Twin Cities and have access to an iPhone, to download Leav, experience "Golden Hour", and check out all the other great projects on Leav while you're at it. Special thanks to Leav and Northern Spark for making this happen.
I'm working on a new series based on my dice experiments and research into scientific archives. Tentatively titled "Die", I'm planning on unveiling this series at my studio this summer. Limited edition prints and a zine will be available. Sign up to my mailing list to make sure you're among the first to hear!
If you haven't seen the spectacular show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts yet, you've got a few more months to check it out. The first room features a massive installation of Blue Line of Woods reproductions hung in collaboration with Karl Blossfeldt's work. It's a great combination and I couldn't be more proud. More info here.