MART Gallery is delighted to present Until It’s Time For You To Go – a new solo exhibition from artist Andrew Carson.
Until It’s Time For You To Go is an exploration of moments of intimacy and connection between queer bodies. Samples of DNA were consensually collected from five male casual sexual partners, and processed as a symphony of past lovers through the creation of music extracted from their genetic code.
The project examines sex, intimacy, and contact in casual circumstances, and how we react to these during social isolation.
About the Artist
At the core of Andrew Carson’s practice is the exploration of the body and interpersonal interactions through the mediums of digital technology. Examining social structures, systems, and methods of communication, he is interested in the use and effects of digital devices and social media as the modern ubiquitous means of contact.
Influenced by Transhumanist thought, questions that continuously arise for Carson include; how do we reconcile virtual and physical realities, and can we overcome the psychological distances inherent in digital interaction?
Carson’s work is installation based, often as a response to, and in conversation with, specified spaces. He works in a variety of media, including digital sound and image, print, and paper.
Andrew Carson is based in Dublin, recently finished an MFA in NCAD in 2019, having graduated from DIT with a BA Fine Art in 2010. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions extensively around Ireland, the UK, Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland and Japan. His work is featured in private and the OPW state collections.