Dark-adapted Wanderer

Kabir Carter

Dark-adapted wanderer

Encircling reflections piled in corners

Ungainly plosives plod forwards

Pushing mushy drywall through polar pattern

Throughput brigaded with interceptions

Dense boundaries passively wetted

Traps convulse and collapse

Lowly sweetening

Smacked up against transducers

Uninsured microphones deposited fiendishly

Ball head and barrel trace deep

Held, closeted, curious, form fitted

Mike as conductor, as spatialized conduit

Internally shocked and prosthetically strapped

Hardwired bidirectionally thirded

Nodality clumped in pools of motor reflexes

Or shapes of rooms or spatial bodies

Slipped into slight returns

Feedback’s fulfilling bulbousness

Mishandled belching broadbands

Spat out from indented unisphere

Scraped grills expose messed up mode zones

Resonances scabbed over

Standing waves quivering at attention

Pressure dropouts into buttcheeks

Bloop bloop, bassically

Flatulent ekings spray out looped, leaked


Turnout jacket
Hooded sweatshirt
Firefighting gloves
T shirts
Vocal microphone
Audio mixer
Loudspeakers (with supports)
Audio and power cables

Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Braunschweig, 2013
GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen, Bremen, 2014
The Former Boļševička Textile Factory, Riga, 2014
Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, New York, 2015*
Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine, Irvine, 2016
Gamle Bergen Hovedbrannstasjon, Bergen, 2016
The Drawing Center, New York, 2016
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, 2017


Images: Cameron Kelly, courtesy ISSUE Project Room

Kabir Carter’s work has been exhibited and presented throughout Europe and the
United States. He has interrogated and expanded the spatioacoustic and durational
limits of performing with vocal microphones, worked as an anti-barista at the
Partisan café, and installed temporary sound works in a variety of indoor and
outdoor locations in several cities. Carter is currently an artist-in-residence at ISSUE
Project Room and at Aalto University’s Department of Signal Processing and
Acoustics. He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at
Bard College, where he was a Joseph Hartog Fellow.