~ Haroon Mirza// Digital Switchover, 2012

Using high-end stereo systems from second-hand shops, coloured chains of LED lights, DIY-store water hoses, fragments of film documents and references from popular culture, Haroon Mirza creates installations which produce musical compositions in spaces. 
The English artist uses the widest range of devices and materials as instruments in a surprising way and allows them to interact and produces electrostatic sounds. The soundscapes range from analogue handicraft to electronic music and bring together rhythm with a dash of humour. 
He likes to integrate artistic quotations into his projects and is at the same time working on a redefinition of the concept of sculpture. The artist is particularly concerned with the relationship between object and exhibition space and in the process obviously refers to Minimal Art strategies. Mirza – who was awarded the Silver Lion for the best work by a promising young artist at the Venice Biennale in 2011 – is creating a site-specific installation for Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and at the same time presenting his largest solo exhibition so far with this Swiss premiere.

The cryptic titles are typographical representations of various wave forms. As codes they represent a summary of sound and form that the artist creates in the exhibition spaces. 
\|\|\|\| \|\|\  by HAROON MIRZA is on view at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen through July 1, 2012.

Images courtesy of Kunst Hall Museum