John Wood & Paul Harrison

John Wood b. 1969 Kowloon, Hong Kong / Paul Harrison b. 1966 Wolverhampton, UK / Live and work in Bristol, UK

SOME THINGS ARE UNDESIGNED Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, Basel

SOME THINGS ARE UNDESIGNED Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, Basel

SOME THINGS ARE UNDESIGNED Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, Basel

CROWD 2 2016 Plywood and mixed media

SOME THINGS ARE UNDESIGNED Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, Basel

SOME THINGS ARE UNDESIGNED Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, Basel

SOME THINGS ARE UNDESIGNED Installation view, 2015 von Bartha, Basel

Erdkunde, 2015 16’04“/HD/Single channel/16:9/Edition of 5 (plus 3 A/P’s)

Car / Lake 2014 4’03″/HD/ Single channel 16:9

Grey painted chair, 2014 A room, a chair, in mid air 5’33″HD / Single channel / 16:9

Semi automatic painting machine, 2014 19 ‘/ HD / Single channel / 16:9 / edition of 5 (plus 2 A/P’s)

Detail, video still Tree Line, 2014 5’40“/HD/Single channel/16:9/Single Edition (plus 1 AP)

DREAMS AND BROKEN THINGS Installation view, 2013 von Bartha, Basel

DREAMS AND BROKEN THINGS Installation view, 2013 von Bartha, Basel

Sheep Entertainment, 2012 (Detail) 102 Toy sheep Dimensions variable

One more kilometer, 2009 Duration 2’25”

Bored astronauts on the moon, 2011 20’00” / HD / Single Channel / 16:9 Edition of 5

Things that look like art, 2009 Unique Giclée print 94.1 x 67.4 cm

PAUL HARRISON & JOHN WOOD

John Wood & Paul Har­ri­son both stud­ied at the Bath Col­lege of Higher Edu­ca­tion and have been work­ing together since 1993. The video works, which include per­for­mance of the Har­ri­son & Wood duo take a posi­tion between tragedy, com­edy and irony. These works, which are min­i­mal­ist, sculp­tural and have ele­ments of instal­la­tion and per­for­mance, oscil­late between fail­ure, cal­cu­la­tion and ran­dom­ness. They are exper­i­ments with the size, the vol­ume and the move­ment of the human body in rela­tion to the sur­round­ing archi­tec­ture, which the two artists have usu­ally built themselves.