Jonathan Carson is one half of the creative partnership Carson & Miller. He and Rosie Miller have worked collaboratively as artists since 2000. Carson & Miller's practice is driven by their interest in narrative and the way they can tell and re-tell stories. Recent work has used the game, the book and the object as methodologies for collaboration and production.
Carson & Miller have produced a number of artists' books, including The Exquisite Fold (2007, with Patricia Allmer and John Sears), synopsis (2008) and Scrapbook (the story of things) (2009, published by Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections). In 2009, Carson & Miller edited the artists' book stilled lives for Righton Press. Artists' books by Carson & Miller have been acquired by a number of collections including Arts Council Ireland (Dublin), Chetham's Library (Manchester), Laurence Sterne Trust (Coxwold, Yorkshire), Limfjordscentret (Denmark) and Southern Cross University (Australia).
In 2009 Carson & Miller curated The Story of Things for Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections (2009-2010). Other work has featured in exhibitions including Swap/Vaihto (UK & Finland, 2008) and Universal Shipping Box (Argentina, Germany and UK, 2010). Carson & Miller have played a series of games in galleries in Liverpool, Manchester and Berlin, and have spoken and written about their work in a number of settings, including presentations in Belgium, the UK and the USA, and texts in publications including the journal Image [&] Narrative (2011) and Recording Leisure Lives: Everyday Leisure in 20th Century Britain (2012).
There is a renewed interest in the relationship of photography and the artist’s book as both works of art and as alternative sites... more >>.
This project brought together visual, object-based and written texts of childhood in the form of exhibitions, research studies and museum artefacts to generate alternative discourses of childhood a... more >>.
This one day conference investigated the reading of narrative in visual contexts, encouraging... more >>.
Part of the Gallery's Lunctime Lecture series, Carson & Miller presented their work Archive Games at Modern 2, SNGMA.
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Suite Studio Group comprises a range of members and practices . The aim of... more >>.
Carson & Miller's artists' book, Scrapbook (the story of things), has inspired, and is featured in, Bury Museum & Art Gallery's exhibition Archiving Memories more >>.