Haroon Mirza

Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London, UK) lives and works in London, UK. Mirza’s work tests the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. He devises sculptures, performances and immersive installations that pry on one’s awareness of their own experience. An advocate of interference, he creates situations that purposefully cross wires. He describes his role as a composer, manipulating his primary medium, electricity, a live, invisible and volatile natural phenomenon. Mirza asks us to reconsider the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music, and draws into question the categorisation of cultural forms. Recent exhibitions include Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia (2019); John Hansard Gallery, UK (2019); Sifang Art Museum, China (2019); and Ikon, UK (2018).

Excerpt from:

Pathology in Three Parts (2021) by Haroon Mirza

Vocal Performance by Sarah-Jane Lewis

This three-part film will incorporate documentation from the ongoing performance The Three /\/\/\/’s, featuring Anne Taft, Emma Bispham, Jennifer John, Steve Boyl and Tayo Aluko.

Premiering as part of LightNight 2021