Annie Carpenter

‘Work Velocity’, Video Projection, 2013.

The video ‘Work Velocity’ depicts a steam engine governor. As the engine’s speed increases, the balls of the governor are forced outwards. When there is enough speed for the balls to escape the frame of the video, a valve blocks the engine’s fuel supply. Thus, the engine’s speed is regulated, as is the productivity of any machines connected to it.

Bio: Annie Carpenter is based at Rogue Studios in Manchester where she co-curates the Rogue Project Space along with Taneesha Ahmed. Her work often takes the form of performative videos and sculptural objects, and is concerned with artistic productivity, astronomy, entropy, and time. She approaches art-making scientifically – by repeating tasks, observing phenomena, and recording the process of ‘trying’ to achieve results. She is studying an MA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art and BSc Natural Sciences with the Open University.