The New Social Environment

For A Dyson Sphere: Haroon Mirza

Featuring Mirza and Charlotte Kent


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Haroon Mirza joins Rail Editor-at-Large Charlotte Kent for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Paige Murphy.

In this talk

Visit Haroon Mirza: For A Dyson Sphere, on view at Lisson Gallery through February 12, 2022 →

Haroon Mirza

A portrait of Haroon Mirza
Artist Haroon Mirza was born in 1977 in London where he lives and works. He has won international acclaim for installations that test the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. He devises kinetic sculptures, performances, and immersive installations and 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. He has been was awarded the Silver Lion of the Venice Biennale, the Zurich Art Prize, the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, the Calder Art Prize, the COLLIDE International Award, among others.

Charlotte Kent

Charlotte Kent
Associate professor of visual culture at Montclair State University Charlotte Kent, PhD, has a particular interest in historical frameworks for art practices, with a research focus on contemporary digital culture and the absurd. She writes for assorted magazines and various academic journals. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Paige Murphy reading.

Paige Murphy

Photo of Paige Murphy sitting against a wall.
London-based poet Paige Murphy’s previous work has been published in Salvage, Datableed and Ludd Gang. Her pamphlet Ich is forthcoming this year from Veer2.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.