Kamari Carter

Making a Way

Making A Way | Perspective
Artists: Kamari Carter, Natalie Christensen, Skye Gilkerson, Chloe Ilene, Stacy Isenbarger

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I enjoy erecting work(s) with an opaque approach to issues typically seen as overt; with the goal to uproot conversations on topics that are sometimes difficult to discuss. Subjects such as perception, surveillance, structure, participation, and voyeurism are all common motifs in my body of work. Often my work interrogates and investigates who is viewing, why they are viewing, and what exactly are they viewing? My work takes up many forms, be it sculpture, sound, mixed-media, or moving image. I aim to spark dialogue in critical thought; and perhaps, tell a familiar story with a medium much less familiar.

Kamari Carter (b. 1992; lives and works in NYC) is a producer, performer, sound designer, and installation artist primarily working with sound and found objects. Carter’s practice circumvents materiality and familiarity through a variety of recording and amplification techniques to investigate notions such as space, systems of identity, oppression, control, and surveillance. Driven by the probative nature of perception and the concept of conversation and social science, he seeks to expand narrative structures through sonic stillness. Carter’s work has been exhibited at such venues as Automata Arts, MoMA, Fridman Gallery, Lenfest Center for the Arts, and Issue Project Room, to name a few. Carter holds a BFA in Music Technology from California Institute of the Arts and an MFA in Sound Art from Columbia University.

Instagram: @kamaricarterstudio