Carve Up

Jenny Brady

Description

‘Carve Up draws upon questions around the nature and conception of species, presenting the viewer with a speculative and experimental natural history. Stemming from the artists’ research into the rapid hybridization of orchids and related problems of classification, the work intersects with a complex set of questions in the Philosophy of Science, which relate to the notion of species as an enduring and pernicious uncertainty. The video work considers the weak spots around species boundaries and harnesses this research to consider how the notion of species might be perceived expansively. Carve Up exploits the slippery ontological status of species definitions to bring together two very disparate groups – humans and orchids – to speculate on their potential connectedness. Carve Up features an electronic score made with musician and frequent collaborator Andrew Fogarty and was commissioned for The Red Stables Summer School 2013, a Dublin City Council Arts Office initiative supported by the Arts Council.’ (Sourced from the artist on July 1st 2016)

Details
Title

Carve Up

Year

2013

Creator

Jenny Brady

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Absolute, Text, Nature

Subject

Natural History, Classification, Science-Philosophy

Language

English (eng), written and dialogue language

Duration

9 minutes

Original format

Digital: Apple ProRes 422, Quicktime / Physical: BD-Videodisk (Bluray)

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Jenny Brady

Artist website

http://jennifer-brady.com/wordpress/

Link to work

no online link to work or extract/clip of work available