Biography:

Carmine is a Italian-Canadian artist currently based in Montreal. He is a creator, physical performer, and a paper towel enthusiast. Born in Vancouver, BC Carmine attended Simon Fraser University where he received his BFA in physical performance. It was at SFU Carmine focused on mask creation/performance. He was Co-founder of 'Living Cardboard Projects' with Katie Gartlan-Close, which brought surreal performances to the streets of Vancouver. His interest in paper and his material practice has brought him to Concordia where he is currently an MFA candidate.  

Statement:

Carmine is a physical performer who over the years has developed a material practice which stemmed from his focus on mask creation. He is currently obsessed with Paper Towel: It’s considered nothing, but is made of everything , and with a little processing could become so many anythings. Carmine is diligently excavating this point between everything and nothing. Furthering his research into identity, he seeks to continue to give form to matter. His main forms of processing are sewing/folding tessellated patterns, finger knitting, and sugar starching. In this production he materializes unseen feelings, beings, creatures and worlds in a vulnerable “human” way. He’s always looking for ways that his paper creations can extend his body, experience, and perspective.

The man behind

the paper

The man behind

the paper