Haroon Mirza: A Sleek Dry Yell, 2008
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, Manchester, 04/21/2012 - 09/23/2012
We have a new sculpture by Haroon Mirza and you can see it on display now in our ground floor exhibitions gallery.
One of the hottest UK artists of the moment, Haroon Mirza has won both the Silver Lion Award at the 54th Venice Biennale for best emerging international artist and the Northern Art Prize 2010.
Haroon Mirza uses sounds and objects from everyday life to make his art. His sculpture A Sleek Dry Yell is made using bits of furniture, water, an old television monitor, a record player, wooden speakers and video footage of cult musician and actor Richard "Kid" Strange.
Sound is used in this work as a sculptural material. The distinct objects have been brought together in a lo-fi DIY manner to generate noise and create something new. It is the combined rhythm of these noises that forms a sort of distorted sound composition.