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    The National Apavilion of Then and Now by Haroon Mirza
    The National Apavilion of Then and Now by Haroon Mirza
    The National Apavilion of Then and Now
    UK
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    The National Apavilion of Then and Now

    Haroon Mirza has won international acclaim for installations that test the interplay & friction between sound & light waves & electric current. He devises lively sculptures, performances & immersive installations. Haroon is an advocate of interference in the sense of electro-acoustic or radio disruption & creates situations that purposefully cross wires. 

    He describes his role as a composer, manipulating electricity, a live, invisible & volatile phenomenon, to make it dance to a different tune & calling on instruments as varied as household electronics, vinyl & turntables, LEDs, furniture, video footage & existing artworks to behave differently. Processes are left exposed & sounds occupy space in an unruly way, testing codes of conduct & charging the atmosphere.

    Haroon Mirza (c) Courtesy Lisson Gallery, photo Simon Pollock Haroon Mirza (c) Courtesy Lisson Gallery, photo Simon Pollock

    Haroon asks us to reconsider the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound & music, & draws into question the categorisation of cultural forms. "All music is organised sound or organised noise", he says. "So as long as you’re organising acoustic material, it’s just the perception & the context that defines it as music or noise or sound or just a nuisance".