about the artist

Emily M. Harris is a New York based interdisciplinary artist whose large-scale installations and intimate works fine tune awareness. Focusing on volumes, invisible processes and interconnection, Harris conducts her experiments within the parameters of drawing; pushing our notions of what a drawing can be and grounding her work in everyday perceptual experience.

Dialogue above from "Close-Up," an Iranian docufiction directed and edited by Abbas Kiarostami, 1990.
Site responsive installation in Clark Park, wax dipped plaster form, copper, paint, silk dyed with madder root, 2018.

CONTEMPLATIVE OUTERWEAR & FURNISHINGS

A line of weareable forms and furnishings that change the viewer’s perception through one use or daily use.

EXHALES DRAWN IN GLASS

“More than merely pondering the currencies of breathing, When Our Breaths Run, is a rumination on the estrangements we have with our own bodies.” Excerpt from essay by Dodo Dayao, (April, 2017)

THE|PAI|RDA|NCE|GAM|E

"The way you move affects the way you think about movement." Jonathan Burrows

A game that translates the choreographic process into a game. Inspired by Jonathan Burrows' workshop Writing Dance at Movement Research (2011).

RESONANT TRACES

A collaboration with sound artist Jonathan Zorn.

Performing a building-size site-specific score intentionally exploring the sonic characteristics of a mid-century garage-design studio.


Drawing A Living Document

"The body is a complex system intimately connected to its environment."
Milford Graves ‘Vibration’ From “XIII” The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY (2017)

Drifting thread lines, vibrating string, falling clay interrupt the flow of a public walkway and make visible physical, temporal and territorial movements and undeclared agreements.


BODY DRAWING

Line drawings that trace a continuous arm movement in ink and look to their surroundings for shape and form. Inspired by dancer Yvonne Rainer and her work performed in this same place, second floor loft in Judson Church.


SPACE STUDIES

Introducing string and the body as a material strategy for observing how spaces and social beings behave.


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