Entities - Installation Text
Attentive to the preciousness of life, and to the value of the present, Harvey found himself contemplating the impact of living in a society that's preservation requires us to be distracted. A society that is built around industries that, in order to be successful, must stimulate our desires and keep us dreaming of tomorrow. Industries that have found the unwavering, excited attention of our minds to be a valuable commodity. What has followed for Harvey is continued research and a practice-based inquiry into the nature of time, and our experience of it. The nature of the mind, of being, and the way that our distinct existences come together and overlap to create relief, and the bliss of shared experience.
Harvey has spent a decade refining his craft as a photographer and filmmaker; an exploration in storytelling and image-making that facilitated an obsessive experimentation with light, and that has seen him work with, and be celebrated by, many of the world's most revered fashion brands and publications. This experience, along with more recent explorations into CGI, are put to work in Harvey’s inaugural exhibition: Entities, an LED video installation. Six portrait screens take on a sculptural quality as they stand side-by-side to create an overwhelming 3m x 12m wall of LED lights. Six dancers, each framed by one panel, emerge from unified noise. Each figure dances at different speeds in their respective screens. Each is beneath a single spotlight, but otherwise surrounded by a void of darkness.