Nov 122018
 

Patrick Carter, Bloom, 2017, 4.25 minutes.

An established artist and performer, who has worked with DADAA since 2007, Patrick Carter has demonstrated is adeptness across art forms, including painting, dance, performance and musical compositions. Patrick’s new work for Mixed Reality, is the first of a series of three film works.

As with all his works, Bloom is a personal meditation exploring health, wellbeing and vulnerability. Set in a hospital, a space traditionally associated with healing, Patrick appropriates the sterile and isolated medical room which he sees as devoid of emotional or familial connection, to create an alternative space for his own recovery.

The following two videos for Bloom (currently in development) will see Patrick take control of his own healing, as he continues to seek out alternative environments for his own recovery.

NOTE: BLOOM is still in production with parts 2 and 3 and will be exhibited in 2019 as part of REVEALED, Fremantle Arts Centre.

Nov 072017
 

On Thursday November 2 Patrick Carter finally made it to St John of God Hospital in Midland after five times of trying!

Working with Laura Boynes, Lincoln MacKinnon and Deborah May, Pat performed in projections of his works, KUNG FU and HIDING BUSH in the hospital’s Clinical Simulation Room.

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May 212017
 

I am currently working intensely with five artists from the Mixed Reality project. Patrick Carter, Tina Fielding, Lauren Marchbank, Danny Tuckey and Julia Hales.

Each artist has their own creative agenda and drive and my role as a facilitator is to assist each individual to realise their projects.

With an arts practice based in movement and film I am currently working on developing live dance and theatre performance outcomes with each person. Themes that have emerged throughout the workshopping process have been identity, culture and reality. What is real for you? What is your everyday reality? The work we have been creating is personal and revealing and has proved to be both challenging and rewarding for the artists and I.

Once we have formed the live performance material we will then move into working with technology and virtual reality. We will be looking at how each personal reality then manifests in an unnatural virtual world. This experimentation will then be incorporated with the live performance for some of the artists.

Laura Boynes, May 19, 2017

May 182017
 

JULIA: Pat paints on mask and hospital gowns and puts them on wall. I take photo of Pat painting.

  

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAT: I have been painting hospital masks. We are going to hang them on the wall for my performance.

Patrick Carter with Julia Hales, May 11, 2017

May 172017
 

I saw Pat looking at his art, move around his painting on wall with Laura with music and movement.

With dance, legs, arms, chair.

Talking about what they want on Facebook.

Showing Pat’s work on the wall, movement on the chair in front of painting, now movement by standing up. Movement as well on chair.

Image: My country is far away its called Fitzroy Crossing. It is in bloom at the moment. It looks really nice. The flowers are red, yellow and black. There are lots of tall trees.