Mark Harris

Mark Harris


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DAAP School of Art - 0016

Professional Summary

Mark Harris is an artist, writer, and curator. He researches how individuals and groups use language, imagery, and music to reveal everyday experience as remarkable. His artwork and writing concern intentional communities and avant-garde groups, including Fourier’s 19th-century Harmony, Surrealist writers, 1960s communes, Beat poets and filmmakers, and musician communities including Caribbean singers and UK punk bands.

Selected recent art initiatives include Camp Street Corner, Wave Pool, Cincinnati, 2020; 木timbreland木 with Yoshi Nakamura and Frog Hole?, Valley Park, Cincinnati, 2020; Facts ‘n’ Figures, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna, 2020; Flugblätter, Clay Street Press/Cincinnati, Düsseldorf/Germany, Kendall/England, Dordrecht/Holland, Maebashi/Japan, Loitz/Germany, 2017-2020; Songs the Plants Taught Us, Anytime Dept., Cincinnati, 2019; Words, Converso, Milan, 2019; Plastilene, fluc, Vienna, 2018; Music To Die ToEnos “Music for Airports,” Studio 94, London, 2018; Sparrow Come Back Home, ICA London, 2016-17; The Nothing That Is, The Carnegie, Covington, Kentucky, 2017; Bad Music Seminar, Music from the Heartland, Colloquium for Unpopular Culture, New York, 2017; Bad Music Seminar, DIY Punk, Wave Pool, Cincinnati, 2016; John Cage’s Variations II (for 5 turntables) The Carnegie, Covington, Kentucky, 2016; Cherry & Lucic, Portland, OR, 2016; After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe, CAC, Cincinnati; Bad Music Seminar 2, performance, The Showroom, London; Bad Music Seminar 3: Sex, Murder, Politics, 4: Song Poems and 5: Becoming-Animal, performances, The Horse Hospital, London, 2014; London Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 2012

Selected recent and forthcoming publications include “Rebellious Type: the visual acoustics of Kamau Brathwaite’s typographic derangements,” Manifold: Experimental Criticism fall 2020; “Music to die to,” Divergence Press, Centre for New Music, University of Huddersfield, 2019; reviews, 2015-19; “Turntable Materialities,” Seismograf, Denmark, 2017; ‘Intoxicating Painting’, Journal of Contemporary Painting 2017; “The Materiality of Water,” Aesthetic Investigations, 2015; “Cinema, studio, tools” in Proto-Tools 1, Flat Time House, London, 2014; “A Local Culture: tradition and risk in Cincinnati” in here., PAFA, Philadelphia, 2011; “Countercultural Intoxication: An Aesthetics of Transformation&rd

Research Support

Grant: #Nam June Paik Investigators:Harris, Mark 01-01-2009 -08-01-2011 Getty Foundation Nam June Paik Sculpture Conservation Role:PI $75,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #R40750 Investigators:Bicknaver, Britni; Harris, Mark; Trusty, Susan 07-01-2019 -12-31-2020 UC's AHSS Faculty Research Summer Stipend Program Songs the Plants Taught Us Role:PI $9,667.98 Active Level:Internal UC