Joey Carr (b. 1979) is a new media artist living and working in Chicago. His undergraduate degree in Communication Studies was completed at UNC Chapel Hill in the winter of 2007. In the spring of 2011 he received an MFA from the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
"I decided to invent a job for myself. I knew a lot of things, unconnected things, but I wanted to be able to connect them after a few hours at a library. I once thought it was necessary to have a theory, and that my problem was that I didn't. But nowadays all you needed was information; everybody was greedy for information, especially if it was out of date." — Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum.
"If we survey these forms diachronically, it would seem that the great unacknowledged aspiration of the American avant-garde cinema has been the mimesis of the human mind in a cinematic structure. Beginning with an attempt to translate dreams and other revelations of the personal unconscious in trance film, through the imitation of the act of seeing in the lyric film and the collective unconscious in the mythopoeic film, this cinema attempted to define consciousness and the imagination." — P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film.