Keith Harrison

Keith Harrison’s multi-disciplinary, collaborative practice is involved with the physical transformation of materials, to unpredictable effect, in a series of process-based public experiments. Previous site-responsive works include launching a full size clay Rover 75 off a monumental ramp in Cannock Chase Forest, submitting a ceramic soundsystem to the grindcore onslaught of Napalm Death, creating stone benches for skateboarders to carve in UK city centres and the ceremonial placement of a 100 tonne concrete wavebreaker off Plymouth Breakwater. His temporary social works are informed by the relation with audience; the value of physical things; references to popular music and post-war housing.

Harrison graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002 and was Ceramics Resident at the V&A Museum from 2012 – 2013.

He is based in Plymouth.

Image Credits

Image 1
Title: Joyride
Date: 2017
Medium: clay, wood and mixed-media,
Commissioners: A Jerwood Open Forest project supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England.
Photographer: Hydar Dewachi

Image 2
Title: Joyride
Date: 2017
Medium: clay, wood and mixed-media,
Commissioners: A Jerwood Open Forest project supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Forestry Commission England and Arts Council England.
Photographer: Dom Moore

2019-06-20T10:28:12+00:00

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