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Haroon Mirza | the artist






The artist Haroon Mirza
Born 1977, London, UK.
Lives and works in London & Sheffield, UK.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Video, Venice Biennale,

Northern Art Prize 2011


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In his work Haroon Mirza attempts to isolate the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music and explores the possibility of the visual and acoustic as one singular aesthetic form. These ideas are examined through the production of assemblages and sculptural installations made from furniture, household electronics, found or constructed video footage and existing artworks combined to generate audio compositions. The subject matter of his work pivots around socio-cultural systems such as religious faith or club culture and their relationship to music...

Born in 1977 in London, United Kingdom, Haroon Mirza lives and works in London and Sheffield. Using video, sound and found objects, Mirza creates complex audio-visual installations assembled out of old furniture, electronic equipment and various light sources, ranging from led signboards to Christmas garlands. His work couples and uncouples visual and acoustic material, establishing a series of aesthetic correspondences between different cultural and ideological sources mediated through technological means...

Existing work wouldn’t have quite cut it. I Initially wanted to address the space in a technical way; utilise the capabilities of Flash, but the only (web)site specific thing remaining is the frame. The content is quite a random collage of video clips. The keyboard and TV are recent additions to my studio junk, so I’d been messing around with them. Some friends shot the waterfall footage and the fly clip is a couple of years old - the original footage has Richard Hawley playing in the background and I perversely filmed this fly looking as if it was dancing. No flies were deliberately injured in the making of this film...