The Light Hours – Haroon Mirza

The Light Hours - Haroon Mirza / Villa Savoye, Poissy (Yvelines)Based on the history and functional evolutions of the Villa Savoye, Haroon Mirza will install a system of solar panels to power the LED lights that will shape his installation. This will enable him to organize a vast network of acoustic vibrations, thus transforming into a sound-space that which Le Corbusier used to call an
“unspeakable space”. The formal simplicity of the architecture of the Villa Savoye will allow its own near-effacement, giving free reign to the vision of the artist. Haroon Mirza is a British artist, born in 1977 in London. Combining readymade and
time-based materials, he creates sound and light compositions that are often site-
specific. In his work, Mirza blurs the distinctions between noise, sound and music. In
so doing, he alters the function of everyday objects, as well as the sociocultural
symbolism that one might associate with them. A year after winning the Silver Lion of
the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, Haroon Mirza presented a solo show (“Preoccupied
Waveforms”) at the Studio 231 of the New Museum in New York. In 2013, he launched
o-o-o-o.co.uk, a website that invites artists and musicians to download audio samples of his work, to remix them and to re-upload them on his site via Sound Cloud.

VILLA SAVOYE
Le Corbusier’s masterpiece illustrating the principles of modern architecture.The Villa Savoye is the perfect application of the theory expounded in Towards a New Architecture.

3 April – 29 June 2014
Villa Savoye, Poissy (Yvelines)France

 

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China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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