Haroon Mirza included in 2021 Liverpool Biennial
1 March 2021
The 11th edition of the Liverpool Biennial, the UK's largest festival of contemporary visual art, opens virtually on 20 March 2021. Taking over unexpected and public spaces, historic sites and art galleries, the Biennial has been transforming the city through art for over two decades. The 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, explores notions of the body and ways of connecting with the world and includes a newly commissioned work by Haroon Mirza.
Mirza's The Three /\/\/\/’s (2021), explores social gatherings and ritual and is informed by the Fibonacci sequence and golden ratio – a mathematical phenomenon visible throughout nature and often applied in classical art. The performance asks the viewer to consider the sociological and physiological properties of the human voice, and explores Mirza's interest in sound waves and patterns of movement. The Three /\/\/\/’s begins with performers humming octaves of the frequency 111Hz, associated to physiological responses and ancient architecture, while the combination of collective sound and synchronised movement fosters a sense of ritual, gathering and ceremony.
Due to COVID restrictions, an audience is currently not permitted. However, the performance will instead be documented, with the resulting video available to view online.
Find out more about the Biennial here.