A visceral exploration of ideas around the self. The film explores the use of sound and still images to create a sense of movement.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
12 minutes, continually looping video installation.
Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019
Winner of the Earth Photo 2018 Moving Image Award Forestry Commission England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter was shot between March 2017 and February 2018 in Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, a community garden in the centre of Lambeth’s Brockwell Park. The charity champions diversity and inclusivity running a garden volunteering scheme, school visits, family events, courses and workshops.
Vron Harris’ practice is interested in the construction of film, the representation of time and the materiality of different media. There’s an interest in the possibility of using still images to create a sense of movement and moving images to create a sense of stillness.
This sense of a still image: of a moment that 'was now’ but has since past, and the possibility of the moving image to re-animate these stills into the appearance of life, allows an exploration of both the materiality and the illusion of the moving image and how these oppositions and tensions might relate and interact with one another.
Thus, the film explores the passing of time, the changing of the seasons and the cycles of life in this precious, green oasis in the heart of south London.
Thanks to Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Middlesex University, Family and Friends
4 minutes 38 seconds - Continuous Loop - 2017
Spring was shot over March, April and May 2017 in Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, a community garden in the centre of Lambeth’s Brockwell Park. Seven days a week, the charity runs a garden volunteering scheme, school visits, family events, courses and workshops. It also welcomes many drop in visitors.
Thanks to: Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Middlesex University, Family and Friends.
Taking a vase of tulips as a still life on the kitchen table, this film documents them for a month with a daily time-lapse capturing the sun dawning on the flowers, sweeping around the walls and exiting the frame; thus the piece has a sense of a diary documenting the sun and the tulips with slight traces of people passing through. It is interested in the materiality of film and how it might be able to represent these ideas through the passing of time. The film expands and contracts the representation of time as it experiments and foregrounds it’s own construction.
Tulips 8th June - 5th July 2015
2 minutes 33 seconds
Taking a vase of tulips as a still life next to my kitchen window, the film documents them with a daily time-lapse of the sun dawning on the flowers for the four weeks around the Summer Solstice. The work is interested in the materiality of film and it’s ability to study a “still” life over time. There’s an interest in the representation of time and how the same source material can be used in different ways to construct multiple viewpoints.
La Festa degli Sposi
32 seconds - 2014
La Festa degli Sposi is interested in exploring film form and narrative structure. It gives a sense of travelling from London to Bournemouth to Pescara to Rigopiano as a family travels from Britain to Italy to celebrate a wedding.
The film has an impression of being structured linearly in chronological order yet it is also a mosaic of 9 images as a collection of moments assembled in a somewhat non-linear fashion. There's an interest in the visual qualities of each image and how they interact with one another.
Toe Job is a piece that references the work of Andy Warhol as an examination of the passing of time and the materiality of film and video. It is interested in duration and the power of off screen space.