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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 Baldwin, Another Country, and If Beale Street Could Talk.
Also mentioned – North Willow project space, Montclair, NJ and her website.
[…] Emily Harris recently mounted an exhibition in Montclair, New Jersey. While preparing the space, Harris was warned that it might be so cold she would see her breath. This idea of making the invisible visible (as in seeing one’s breath) has been a theme throughout her work and so she was inspired by this piece of information. Her exhibition, When Our Breaths Run captures exhales in blown glass. Harris sees this as the first in a series of work in which she will make breath visible. She plans to collaborate with Brooklyn-based vocalist Anais Maviel. Harris has a strong interest in creating alternative art spaces. The reason for this is, in part so that the audience “will discover the interrelationship of their part in the space around them.” […]
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