Waves and Forms is the first major solo show of Haroon Mirza’s work in Scotland. The exhibition highlights the artist’s ongoing exploration of waveforms: how they are perceived, the emotional and physical responses they create and the various ways in which we relate to them.
Waves and Forms features new and reconfigured artworks that test the interplay and friction between sound waves, light waves, water and electric current.
Mirza’s artworks are united by an enduring preoccupation and engagement with diverse disciplines including physics, shamanism, artificial intelligence and astrology. As an advocate of interference, Mirza creates situations that purposefully cross wires. He devises sculptures, performances and immersive installations that skilfully blend ancient and contemporary technologies, offering up composite installations that mix an eclectic range of materials.
Presented in partnership with hrm199, the studio founded by Haroon Mirza, and the John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton.
Image: Haroon Mirza, Pavilion for Optimisation, 2013. Installation view, Waves and Forms, John Hansard Gallery, 2019-20
Courtesy of hrm199. Photo: Thierry Bal