December Mostra/Meet the Artists…Rowena Harris

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R Harris, Skin on Skin (Amputations no.1) , 2014

http://www.rowenaharris.com

Rowena Harris’ (Sainsbury Scholar in Painting & Sculpture  2014 15) work is sensitive to the changing nature of perception in the digital age, whereby an image-led language is often promoted through an ubiquitous online experience. Functioning against this language her work invites the viewer to engage with shifting perceptual methods across
sculptural or ergonomic forms, sound, video as well as, consciously, image. Hands, and their potential communicative gestures hold a special importance. She pursues the correlation or disjunction between gestures that deliver thought, employed by orators such as Cicero and Quintilian, and the contemporary hand that is fractured across digital space and instead suggests a removal of thought and a disembodied experience. The blog she is running alongside her time at the BSR can be found here: http://rowenaharrisblog.tumblr.com/

Il lavoro di  Rowena Harris (Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture 2014-15) registra la natura mutevole della percezione nell’era digitale, laddove un linguaggio basato sull’’immagine è spesso incoraggiato da un’ubiquita esperienza online. Reagendo a questo linguaggio, il suo lavoro invita l’osservatore a farsi coinvolgere nelle mutevoli modalità del percepire, attraverso forme scultoree ed ergonomiche, suoni, video e, con consapevolezza, immagini. Le mani, e i loro potenziali gesti comunicativi occupano un ruolo importante. Harris lavora sulla correlazione – o la disgiunzione – tra gesti che comunicano pensiero, usati dagli antichi oratori come Cicerone e Quintiliano, e la mano contemporanea, che si trova fratturata nello spazio digitale, e che, invece, suggerisce una separazione del gesto dal pensiero e ad un’esperienza incorporea. http://rowenaharrisblog.tumblr.com/


BSR Fine Arts December Mostra opens Friday 12 December 2014 18.30. Dates: 13 – 20 December (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30-19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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