Woodborough, crop circle on flax, 1200 x 1200 mm with light box
Consciousness Resides in Geometry is a new body of work which involves aspects of unseen performance, projection, drawings, drawn-thread work and embroideries.
Sounding Pattern is an interactive immersive installation. Participants enter a hazel woodland and experience a live hazel tree hooked up to a device that enables the plant to ‘sing’ by mapping its electromagnetic frequencies to an audible frequency spectrum- whilst the tree’s ‘song’ becomes visible through the use of a fine powder vibrating in a speaker.
Large embroideries of crop circles on flax echo cymatic patterns, reminding us how geometry can take us to a place that our intellect cannot.
This body of work takes inspiration from a visit to the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. This tribe translate their traditional songs into geometric patterns, which led Harris to cymatics; the science that studies the geometric patterns created by sound vibrations. There, she realised that the songs they translate into patterns, are songs that are given to them by a plant during a plant diet; a period of time to explore the healing properties of the plant. Harris initiated her own native Irish plant diets with plants growing around her house; Elder, Bramble, Blackthorn and Dog Rose. For each plant diet; a dried flower, vibrational essence, and a recording of each plant. Each geometric drawing represents a new thought form that each plant inspired to re-pattern within her.
Sounding Pattern, interactive ambi-sonic installation, The Courthouse Gallery, Ireland, 2018
Left: Marosa, cymatic pattern generated from Shipibo shamans healing song or icaros Right: Alton Bames, drawn threadwork embroidery of crop circle on flax
Dog Rose plant diet; dried flower, vibrational essence, recording of plant with Music of the Plants device, energetic drawings, 1200 x 300 mm, The Courthouse Gallery, Ireland, 2018
Elder plant diet: flower and vibrational essence, and digital drawing; inkjet & pencil, 550 x 550 mm, The Courthouse Gallery, 2018
Blackberry plant diet; dried flower, vibrational essence, detail drawing with inkjet and pencil, 550 x 550mm, The Courthouse Gallery, Ireland, 2018
Blackthorn plant diet: digital drawing; inkjet & pencil, 550 x 550 mm, The Courthouse Gallery, 2018
Hackpen-Hill, drawn- threadwork embroidery and detail of crop circle on flax with light box, 1200 x 1200 mm, The Courthouse Gallery, 2018
The Courthouse Gallery, Co. Clare, Ireland, 2018
Sounding Pattern, Call & Response audio gallery, London, 2017
Plant concert, Carole Guyette, The Courthouse Gallery, 2018
Live cymatic performance, Manglam P.I., The Courthouse Gallery, 2018
Berlin Artfice, Lynn Kuhi, Gallery Talk, Berlin, 2019
Sound Vibrates Matter (in progress)
The Ecology of a Multidimensional Landscape, Courthouse Gallery, Ireland, 2018
The Architecture of Sound, Ormston House Gallery, Ireland, 2015
Everything is a Result of Frequency, Fringe Arts Bath, UK, 2014