Media Arts, Other, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2016, 2013
Artist StatementMy work addresses issues of territorial boundaries, political upheaval, and global economics through sound, sculpture, installation, and performance. Pressure-sensitive technologies, such as contact microphones and guitar pickups, are my core elements. In my practice, objects push against these devices to produce noise. The materials I choose are intended as specific metaphors that allude to historical moments. I have focused on labor issues at the turn of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, trade during the Dutch Golden Age, displacement in post-World War II Europe, and the migration crisis from Northern Africa to Europe. I use recurring items such as feathers, bricks, and fans. Feathers represent the diaspora of delicate but resilient people. Bricks symbolize construction and urban development. Fans allude to agents of transformation, be they environmental, financial, governmental, or sociological. The sounds that emanate from the movement of these items are an expression of societal changes that occur when significant cultural events overlap. Each piece, much like the world we live in, is jarring, ever-shifting, and in constant motion.
Carrie Fucile is an intermedia artist focused on sound, installation, and performance. She has exhibited and performed at numerous venues in the United States and abroad including The Walters Art Museum, The Red Room, the (e)merge Art Fair, Vox Populi, VMK – Gönczi Gallery, and Casa Contemporânea. Recent honors include a 2016 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and a 2015 D'CLINIC residency in Hungary. Her recordings are released through Ehse Records and Protagonist Music. She lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.