About the Author

Gerard Carson
Blurbarian Since March 2011
Name Gerard Carson
My Web Site gerardcarson.tumblr.com
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Gender Male
My Occupation Visual Artist
My Bio I’m a person who obsessively tinkers and toys with materials and found objects. My work is like a never-ending stream of data that overflows and adds extensions to itself. This would be done using many materials and processes, such as sewing fabrics, sculpture, archiving/compiling images, and manipulating found/recorded film footage. The overall process is one of collation and manipulation.

The work that is developed and invented through these processes follows themes of degradation, displacement, and synthesis. At times they point to even more elusive themes, of which I am rather confused about myself, but which I leave to the viewer to follow patterns that arise from these arranged images and objects.

Overall, my practice is an inquiry into the vulnerability and potential of the image. Discovering and playing with its properties and using this as a method of contemplation on many varying ideas and thoughts that come into my head.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
Extensions and annexae: landscapes, buildings, spaces etc of which recent extensions/annexes have been added to them. It will focus on the purpose of extensions, their properties, and their apparent usefulness.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
JG Ballard
Philip K Dick
Franz Kafka
John Berger
Roland Barthes
Carl Sagan
Haruki Murakami
Ilya Kabakov
Jason Rhoades
Raphael Lozano Hemmer
Joseph Beuys
Yves Klein
Francis Uprichard
Fischli &Weiss
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
All the Wallander and Inspector Erlendur novels. There's something particular to Scandanavian crime fiction that just keeps you wanting more and more...