2020 ARTIST BIOS | JESSICA HARRIS

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Since graduating from a Masters of Architecture in 2014, Jessica has worked in architectural practice in conjunction with working part-time as a lecturer for Griffith Architecture & Design. The role with Griffith Architecture & Design has allowed Jessica to pursuit creative research interests alongside traditional research outputs which have been published nationally and internationally.

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – INMOST, Jessica Harris

in · most:
deepest within : farthest from the outside
The COVID-19 pandemic affecting the global population has offered the opportunity to reflect critically on how we occupy and inhabit space. Inmost plays with an intimate scale relative to a singular user and encourages users reflect upon the isolation experience of 2020. The envelop of the pavilion is not a definitive barrier, rather the layers of translucent fabric screens, or curtains, allow for interaction with the external environment. The simple form of Inmost takes cues from the stilted Gold Coast lifeguard towers and is adjusted in accordance with the scale of human experience. When inside, the viewer is encapsulated by the pavilion and the subtle movement of the fabric which also symbolises a common element of the residential environment that hosted the self-isolation experience, the curtain.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.