SomoS Artist-in Residence Summer 2016 and 2017, Marguerite Harris’ work incorporates elements of collage, analog film, video-art, installation, sculpture and New Media.
In her work, Marguerite Harris merges older or outmoded techniques such as film and video signals with newer editing and computer graphing techniques, creating hybrid works, stating “my interest are in the way technology continues to “evolve” as well as the illusion of single images which form in relation to the movement and speed of the camera and form of light.”
More recently, Harris started working with textile materials -African cloth projections- and their comparison to numeric arts and algorithms.
Currently living and working in Paris, Harris is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, she holds an MFA in New Media and followed theoretical studies on Cinema. Harris wrote and published essays on art and Experimental Cinema, which are used as references in the fields of Contemporary Cinema and New Media Theory.
Of her Expanded Cinema installations, Harris has said:
During her 2016 residency, Marguerite Harris presented the solo exhibition Film is Un/Dead; an Expanded Cinema installation combined with interactive light display and treated/sewn analog film. Additionally, she conducted an analog film/sound workshop related to her art projects.
Summer 2017, she produced and presented several metal sculptures from her ongoing series “Worlds in Collision” in Berlin. They were shown as part of the “21ᵉ édition de Sculptures en l’Île à Andrésy” plain air sculpture exhibition, taking place from May 18th – September 23rd 2018.