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October 2 - 3, 2010
Colin Carney is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Guelph ON. Carney acquired an Honours BA in Fine Art from the University of Guelph in ʻ98 and an MFA from the University of Waterloo in ʼ09. In 2008 he traveled to Ireland and France to work with a variety of accomplished Irish artists courtesy of the Keith and Win Shantz Summer Internship award from the University of Waterloo. In 2009, Carney was the recipient of the Jack Gilbert award for Best Computer Altered Photography at the 48th annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. He is currently a sessional professor in printmaking at the University of Western Ontario.
In this video installation entitled "Venn Spin", Carney uses a record player spinning "London Calling" by The Clash to create a visual and auditory Venn diagram. The Venn diagram is a simple means of organized comparison using two overlapping circles to discover a central territory of commonality. The record spins forward on the turntable and in mirror reverse at once while the song plays forward and back at once in a sound collision. The work finds a commonality of rhythm and motion in the midst of its various contradictions. This notion of conflicting time and physicality is a recurrent theme in Carney's video work which often employs multiple exposures and video footage.