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B. 1986, Nairobi. Lives and works in London. 

Charles Robert Harrison works with painting, sculpture and installation alongside interdisciplinary techniques like documentation, data analysis and experimental design to expose the fragility and agility of human perception. Applying theories of affordance, his material distortions of familiar objects and environments explore ethical, social and personal dimensions of public and private action. Past projects playfully observed interactions with street furniture, civic infrastructure and pub toilets whilst current work is particularly concerned with agricultural methods, sanitation and online knowledge sharing.

 

Charles graduated with a BA in Painting from University of Northampton in 2007. He has exhibited at Jupiter Woods, London, Lifespace, Dundee and recently completed residencies at Wellcome Collection and Barbican Centre. His artistic methods and conceptual understanding have been shaped through collaboration and interdisciplinary research alongside artists, curators, social scientists, neuropsychologists, motor-neuroscientists and members of rare dementia support groups. These collaborations have particularly focussed on the historical development, values and deficiencies of standardised testing methods and have led to novel social science and arts and health research funded by Wellcome Trust, University College London and the Economic and Social Research Council.

Selected Exhibitions and Events

2019

B18_0103-0107. Barbican Centre, London. October 2019

H2OME TESTING for N — E º W ˝( S ) Seasonal School, Jupiter Woods. London March 2019

Testing Situations. Jupiter Woods, London Jan/Feb 2019

 

2018

Bollards. Deptford X Fringe, London. September 2018

Created Out of Mind Residency Showcase. Wellcome Collection, London. July 2018

Life at the Edges (Extremophile Conference Performer). Science Gallery, Dublin. June 2018

Overground. Nigel, London. May 2018

Normal? Festival of the Brain. Quarterhouse, Folkestone. May 2018

Conditions for Ongoingness// 1.2 The Gathering. Jupiter Woods, London. March/April 2018

ARUK Reframe Dementia. Oxo Gallery, London. March 2018

Trajectories. Lifespace, Dundee. February-June 2018

Wet Paint on Wall. Various Locations, London. December/January 2018

 

2017

Pint of Science, Dimensions of Dementia. Studio Spaces, London. October 2017

Refused. Various Locations, London/Brighton. July 2017

The Art of Gesture. Wellcome Collection, London. July 2017

We Are All Involved in this Mess. Enclave Lab, London. April, 2017

 

2016

Bollards. Upper Brockley Road, London. December 2016

#7. The Koop Project, Brighton. July 2016

Lost in Thought. Science Museum, London. April 2016

Friendship Rules. The Quadrant, Brighton. February 2016.

 

2015

A Rational Question. TrafalgarWorks, Portslade. June 2015

CRH. TrafalgarWorks, Portslade. June 2015

 

2014

WP70. Community Arts Centre, Brighton. November 2014

ArtNeuro. The Rag Factory, London. November 2014

Horror Hotel. Ghost Train on the Pier, Brighton. October 2014

WP43. Community Arts Centre, Brighton. May 2014

Important Information. Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Hove. March 2014

 

2013

Work Programme 17. Community Arts Centre, Brighton. May 2013

 

2010

Nature:Humanity:Technology. Inham Hall, Wisbech St Mary. June 2010

NEWS

Artist Teal Griffin and I are collaborating on a project, currently titled 'Sandman'.

More details coming soon...

Testing Situations was awarded a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Grant. Click here for more information about the screenings, workshops and exhibitions from 2019.

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