In his work Haroon Mirza attempts to isolate the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music and explores the possibility of the visual and acoustic as one singular aesthetic form. These ideas are examined through the production of assemblages and sculptural installations made from furniture, household electronics, found or constructed video footage and existing artworks combined to generate audio compositions. The subject matter of his work pivots around socio-cultural systems such as religious faith or club culture and their relationship to music.
'An_infinato' is a three-piece ensemble including 16mm film by Guy Sherwin and unedited video rushes by Jeremy Deller, (whose assistant Mirza was for a time) to form a disparate yet lucid set of organised sounds. The title, 'An_Infinato' alludes to a perpetual musical composition or passage such as a canon whose end leads back to its beginning. The film, 'Cycles (1972/77)' by the experimental film maker, Guy Sherwin was originally made by hole punching frames of the film and its audio track. Part of his Optical Sound series, the resulting effect is a strobotic sequence accompanied by a pulsating soundtrack, which is in itself mesmerising.
- Artwork Details:
- Material description: mixed media including footage by Jeremy Deller and damaged off-cuts from'Cycles #1' 1972/77 by Guy Sherwin
- Credit line: © the artist. Funded by The Elephant Trust.
- Medium: Installation
- Accession number: ACC6/2011