UK Weather Report
For the second of 4 LIVE Broadcasts made over the course of a year (December 2010 – November 2011), Harrison interprets the unusually cold weather experienced in the UK in December 2010. By observing the short-term impact these conditions had on retail sales in the run-up to Christmas, she raises questions about the long-term effect of capitalism on climate change. (Duration: 10:30)
Trajectories: How to Reconcile the Careerist Mentality with Our Impending Doom
Harrison’s 2010 thesis, published in four parts by Furtherfield, addresses the ethical implications of continuing to choose the ‘career’ of artist in the 21st Century and presents her manifesto for how best to move forward. (Word count: 8,284)
Altermodernism: The Age of Stupid
Published by Furtherfield in 2009, Harrison’s second essay for her Masters at Glasgow School of Art uses Nicolas Bourriaud’s Altermodern exhibition at Tate Britain as a paradigm for exploring the artworld institution’s lack of acknowledgement and action over climate change. (Word count: 2,528)
How Can We Continue Making Art?
Harrison addresses the fundamental question of whether we can justify the continued production of art in the age of climate change, for her first essay whilst studying for her Masters at Glasgow School of Art. Published by Nottingham Visual Arts Magazine in 2009. (Word count: 3,106)