WIIWTHTWI:X Festival of Dangerous Ideas

WIIWTHTWI:X (2018)
commissioned by the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Sydney
in collaboration with Evan Blackstone

The Firewall grove film still

The Firewall Grove film still
The Firewall Grove film still
The Firewall Grove film still
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The Firewall Grove film still

The Firewall Grove (2017 - 2018) 4K DCP, stereo sound
supported in part by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Mondriaan Fonds, Fonds Kwadraat



The Firewall Grove set pieceescape hatch (2018)

escape hatch (2018) reverse detail

Untitled set piece for The Firewall Grove (2017-2018)
escape hatch (2018)
escape hatch (2018) reverse detail




1st edition of artists backpack


2nd edition of artists backpack

2nd edition of artists backpack

Dana 2012, (2016 - 2017) multiple editions each unique
50 cm x 50 cm x 52 cm, 3d laser scanned reconstruction of artist's destroyed backpack, cnc milled polyutherthane, polyester fiberglass, archival news plates, laser cut perspex

32nd International Biennale of Graphic Arts, archive MGLC; photo: Jaka Babnik
supported in-part by Mondriaan Fonds, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, MGLC Ljbuljana
International Centre of Graphic Arts collection






Riley Harmon and DNK perform for James Becketts Palace Ruin

closing performance (with DNK Ensemble) for James Beckett's Palace Ruin (2016)



compression artifacts (2016)

Compression Artifacts (2015)
hydraulically compressed film set, custom animation and projection
160cm x 160cm x 3cm
photo courtesy GJ van Rooij

FLOTSAM JETSAM AND

FLOTSAM, JETSAM, &
performance structure (with Koen Nutters, Seamus Cater, Gerri Jager, Tim Breukers)
photo courtesy Mattie van der Worm (2015)



DNK Riley Harmon Oude Kerk

Collaborative performance with DNK Ensemble during Come Closer public program on Oude Kerk Rooftop, Amsterdam
installation 'The Garden Which is the Nearest to God' by Taturo Atzu (2015)
photo courtesy Roel Brekelmans










a Method for Blue Logic

a Method for Blue Logic (2014) 11' 2K DCP stereo looping film
Environment view, photo courtesy Roy Taylor

Review: Infinite Monkey Theorem – Metropolis M
A Method for Blue Logic enacts fantasies from Internet conspiracy forums, after the artist received emails claiming them to be an actress hired by the government to help fake a tragedy. Using these conversations as an instruction guide for self-genesis, a parallel universe is constructed. And as a personal response to a stranger, the film continually shifts between a strange loop of cinematic fiction and absurdist para-documentary.





a Method for Blue Logic

a Method for Blue Logic (2014) at Your Time Is Not My Time (2015)
photo courtesy Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk, images courtesy de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam



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Ghost Flowers – Herrmann Germann, Zürich





a Method for Blue Logic Infinite Monkey Theorem

photo courtesy Showroom MAMA, Lotte Stekelenburg, Rotterdam













a Method for Blue Logic
a Method for Blue Logic
a Method for Blue Logic












Riley Harmon Warhol Museum Figment

Performance for the launch of Warhol Museum's Figment (2013)





Riley Harmon Passengers Seventeen Gallery

Passengers (2010 — 2014)
edition of 10, each unique

Passengers is a series of video works in which the artist has edited themself and others into scenes from Hollywood films, each of which is set in a car interior. The substitution is seamless, largely thanks to the performances and also the skilled technical execution. Both comic and sexually charged, the silence of the exchanges accentuates and heightens each facial expression and nuance, suggesting meaning and understanding between the characters.

Proxy, Or - Seventeen, London