About the Book
A photographic record of the Slide dissolve installation Magic Forest by the artist Andrew Carnie.
The book includes a short text on the installation work, a number of photographs of the slide dissolve installation in situ plus all 162 images from the actual projection.
The slides are projected alternatively onto three semi transparent screens set between two carousel projectors. In a darkened space layered images appear and disappear on suspended screens, the developing display absorbing the viewer into an expanded sense of space and time through the slowly unfolding narratives that evolve before them.
ANDREW CARNIE was born in 1957. He studied chemistry and painting at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, then zoology and psychology at Durham University, before starting and finishing a degree in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London. Andrew then completed his Masters degree in the Painting School, at the Royal College of Art. Since then Andrew has continued working primarily as a studio based artist, running other ventures alongside his practise, like the Carnie Chaple Gallery, the Tram Depot Gallery, and working as a consultant for Greater London Arts. Currently he is very involved in the Art and Mind Festival and other ventures in Winchester while continuing with his own practise, which is primarily in time based work, themed around various scientific topics, he also likes to work with a groups on art based projects, and is teaching regularly at the Winchester School of Art, which he has done since 1991.