Harriet Burns is a creative practitioner living in Liverpool.
She hopes to continue to cultivate an interdisciplinary approach to visually interpreting themes of interest. That includes creating a meta-analysis of, and redefining, ‘sentimentality’, reinvigorating the debate about its ethical implications, and translate it into a contemporary visual landscape.
The ongoing but unmappable psychological effects of the pandemic, and its power in reshaping our relationships to ‘home’, have accelerated the fascination with sentimental objects that are procured and curated within the home space.
The increased use of virtual gallery spaces and exhibition opportunities taking place on social media arouse questions around authenticity and (often, externally judged) legitimacy. This became the accessible point of reference for Harriet’s most recent work, ‘5 Cromptons Lane’, which involved mapping the home space into a virtual 3D space, in an attempt to construct a showcase.
Working in an autobiographical way that champions the profundity of subjectivity, lived experience and self-as-reference, Harriet’s work includes (but not limited to) videos with alternative audio and captioning, hybrid-formality written pieces with a stylistic deployment of red and black text to indicate an internal narrative, memes, collaborative work (notably with Matilda Cracknell), collage and 3D virtual space construction."