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Haroon Mirza: The Construction of an Act

Working with kinetic sculpture, live performance and immersive architectural installations, Mirza's work tests the possibility of the visual and aural as a unified sculptural art form.

London-based artist Haroon Mirza's sculptural assemblages, soundscapes and immersive installations will be brought to Australian audiences for the first time in ACCA's ambitious new exhibition.

Likening his work to that of a composer, Mirza manipulates electricity though 'instruments' as varied as household objects, outmoded electronics, lighting equipment and musical instruments to create his arresting sensory artworks.

With an interest in the perceptual distinctions between noise and music, Mirza has reimagined the entire gallery as an instrument. The ACCA will become a reverberation chamber in which disparate elements of works come together to form a conceptual and sonic score.

The exhibition continues Mirza's recent collaborative practice with a specially constructed residency studio within the gallery, where local and international collaborators will undertake week-long residencies. Comprising choreographers, dancers, musicians and designers, these partnerships will culminate in a live performance within the gallery.

The Henry Moore Foundation awarded £4,000 towards this exhibition.

Haroon Mirza: The Construction of an Act opens at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne on 14 September and continues until 17 November 2019. Admission is free. For more information see acca.melbourne.

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