Laura Harrington

Laura Harrington is an artist and researcher based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her practice works across different media often in multi-disciplinary research and collaborative environments. She has a specific interest in geomorphology and the field of physical geography; drawing on the notion of fieldwork to playfully explore the complex relationships and interdependencies in our experience, knowledge and understanding of landscape and ecology. In recent years Harrington has been developing dialogues with physical scientists as a means to provide a way into thinking among specific landscapes and these discussions are becoming the bedrock of her process-based inquiry. Recent work funded by Leverhulme Trust, Arts Council England and Durham University explored eroded peat as a subject to consider our relationship to mundane and viscous matter.

Recent exhibitions and residencies include UNIDEE (Italy), Hangmen Projects (Stockholm), HIAP (Helsinki International Arts Programme), Durham University (Department of Geography), Invisible Dust, Woodhorn Museum, Figure Two BALTIC 39, VARC, AV Festival (UK) and Joya:arte + ecologia (Spain). Her current AHRC funded practice- based PhD project ‘Upstream Consciousness: an exploration of re-framing and re-thinking our relationship with ‘distant’ landscapes’ draws on geomorphology to consider the interconnectedness between humans and lively earth.

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