Emily Harris

Emily Harris (Photo by Alex Chowaniec, 2016)

Emily Harris is a Brooklyn-based artist and MFA graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2013). She has exhibited her work in the US and internationally at 2B Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; Galeria Z in Bratislava, Slovakia, The Museum of Arts & Crafts Itami, Itami-shi, Japan and Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Harris participated in Roaming Urban Soundscapes (Cooper Union, NYC)A sound collaboration with Paul Sadowski, they paired up for one year to gather field recordings and mix an interpretation of Cage’s 49 Waltzes for 5 Boroughs with the fruiting bodies of mushrooms as their randomizing conceit. The project was aired as part of the NYMS Anniversary and John Cage Centennial at The Great Hall, Cooper Union in New York City, September, 2012. 

She recently installed a solo show as part of the new exhibition series The God Light curated by Jay Pluck at Judson Memorial Church, NYC and collaborated with sound artist Jonathan Zorn to create a building-size multi-media piece, Resonant Traces, curated by Carol Nhan at Union Street Studio, LLC, an architecture and design collective in Brooklyn, NY. 

Harris received the Frank Hyder Award in Studio Art, 2014 and was awarded a residency at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Summer, 2017.

Some of the books and essays mentioned in the interview: Charlie Morrow, sound artistCharles Morrow 3D Sound – I recently met Charlie Morrow at the Ear Inn; His assistant, Stew Bird, demoed the Charles Morrow 3D sound software – considering for next installation of When Our Breaths Run with Anais Maviel.

Luce Irigaray, When Our Lips Speak Together, and Elemental Passions, and Doreen Massey, for space. James BaldwinAnother Country, and If Beale Street Could Talk.

Also mentioned – North Willow project space, Montclair, NJ and her website.

Megan Biddle Exhaling into Molten Glass, triptych, stills from video by Emily Harris
When Our Breaths Run, 2017, detail of installation, ipod – audio recording of email exchange between Megan Biddle and Emily Harris (Nov 13 – Jan 31, 2016) & ‘Breath Songs,’ mobile stool and audio recorder for group listening and breathing exercises, improvising breaths into song. North Willow, site-specific project space in Montclair, NJ Photos: Michael Steele
When Our Breaths Run, 2017, detail of installation, glass, monofilament, silicone, series of exhales drawn in glass by Megan Biddle for work by Emily Harris
When Our Breaths Run, 2017, detail of installation, glass, monofilament, silicone, series of exhales drawn in glass by Megan Biddle for work by Emily Harris North Willow, site-specific project space in Montclair, NJ
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