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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
13 Jan 17·6:00 PMuntil0:00 AM


Haroon Mirza

Offsite at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

In a darkened gallery space, four thin TV monitors with stands play video works. In front of them, twelve speaker boxes are placed in a large circle, inside which visitors sit while watching videos.

Haroon Mirza, installation view from Entheogens. Photo: SITE Photography.

Mirza is an internationally acclaimed UK-based artist who ‘composes’ with light and sound waves and electric current. In his talk he will discuss his practice and recent work, devising kinetic sculptural works and immersive installations.

Presented in partnership with Visual Art Forums and the Audain Faculty of Visual Art and Material Practice.

###Biography Haroon Mirza has received international acclaim for work that tests the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. Kinetic sculptures, performances and immersive installations purposefully cross wired. An advocate of interference (in the sense of electro-acoustic or radio disruption), he creates situations in which he describes his role as a composer, manipulating electricity, alive, invisible and volatile phenomenon calling on instruments as varied as household electronics, vinyl and turntables, LEDs, furniture, video footage and existing artworks by other artist to behave differently.