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Energy/Power (Solar Powered LED circuit 36)

Haroon Mirza (1977 - )

Addressable LED, wire, copper tape, solder, acrylic gel, Arduino on photovoltaic panel

2017
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
    Haroon Mirza’s ‘painted’ solar panel Energy/Power (Solar Powered LED circuit 36) features animated LEDs, whose sequence varies depending on exhibition to light. Solder splashes on the panel reference the star Sirius and Orion’s belt, transporting the viewer to further realms.

    Across his practice, Mirza experiments with light, sound, electricity and other natural elements to create otherworldly compositions that manifest as kinetic sculptures, installations and performances. He describes his role as a composer, manipulating electricity, a live, invisible and volatile phenomenon, to make it dance to a different tune and calling on instruments as varied as household electronics, vinyl and turntables, LEDs, furniture, video footage and existing artworks to behave differently. Processes are left exposed and sounds occupy space in an unruly way, testing codes of conduct and charging the atmosphere.
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  • Details
    Title
    Energy/Power (Solar Powered LED circuit 36)
    Date
    2017
    Medium
    Addressable LED, wire, copper tape, solder, acrylic gel, Arduino on photovoltaic panel
    Dimensions
    height: 164 cm, width: 100 cm, depth: 3.5 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Lisson Gallery, March 2018
    Provenance
    Lisson Gallery; purchased by GAC 2018
    GAC number
    18751