Falling Rope, 2013

Haroon Mirza
Falling Rope, 2013
LED, LED controllers, LCD monitor, speakers, media player and cables
Installation view
Courtesy of the Artist and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE


Haroon Mirza’s ideas are examined through lo-fi yet complex assemblages and installations that employ furniture, household electronics, video and existing artworks to formulate temporally based audio compositions. Haroon Mirza’s work attempts to isolate the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music and to explore the possibility of the visual and acoustic as one singular aesthetic form.

Mirza has recently had solo exhibitions at SCAI The Bathouse, Tokyo, Japan (2013); New Museum, New York (2012); Manchester Art Gallery, UK (2012); Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland (2012) and Camden Arts Centre, London (2011), among other venues.

In 2012, he was awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale, Italy and he won the Northern Art Prize, UK the previous year.

This person is part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Mirza, Haroon

Falling Rope

Falling Rope was initially inspired by a 1907 photograph by Herbert Ponting of Shiraito (literally, 'falling string') Waterfall, in Fujinomiya, with Mount Fuji in the background.