3 January 2017 News

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The Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by British artist Haroon Mirza from 13 January until 19 March 2017.

Mirza has received international acclaim for work that tests the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. An advocate of interference (in the sense of electro-acoustic or radio disruption), he creates situations in which he describes his role as a composer, manipulating electricity, a live, invisible and volatile phenomenon calling on instruments as varied as household electronics, vinyl and turntables, LEDs, furniture, video footage and existing artworks by other artists to behave differently.

The exhibition at CAG will centre on a series of new and recent works linked to various plants such as Lophophora williamsii (peyote), Psilocybe (mushrooms) and Echinopsis pachanoi (San Pedro cactus) known worldwide as supplements to various transcendence practices through their psychotropic qualities and used for spiritual purposes including meditation and psychedelic psychotherapy.

Visit the link below for more information on the exhibition: http://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/exhibitions/mirza/