This week in GlogauAir’s showcase we are presenting work ‘Shopping in the forest’ by resident artist Rory Harron.
Rory Harron is an artist and writer from Derry in northwest Ireland/Londonderry in the UK. This contradiction of identity has undoubtedly influenced his work, which consists of sculpture, installations and text. He is a graduate of Queens University Belfast, Manchester School of Art and PhD, Glasgow School of Art.
In Harron’s recent work, he explores estrangement, simulation and harmony through creating parallel surreal, micro worlds. He considers the strange, funny encounters and banal conflicts of the everyday as being as significant if not more so than geopolitical relations – where self/ other functions as an illumination of social fractures and harmonies in human thought. Jean Baudrillard and David Bohm are significant current theoretical inspirations.
In Shopping in the Forest, he ponders the relations between taste, harmony and estrangement through the simulation of a supermarket in the woods – of course it is not a supermarket or woods as it appears more like a discotheque or a public house but this is maybe beside the point as it is a simulation of a sort.
Rory Harron will be presenting his work at GlogauAIR’s Open Studios on June 21 and 22, 2019.