Haroon’s work is concerned with technology – the technology of seeing and hearing – specifically the romanticising of technology, with its emphasis on representation, and the excess of information he believes it faces us with today. His artworks set up environments where the technology of their construction becomes the focus, whilst at the same time the withholding of information interrupts the sorts of expectations we might make of them. The resulting experience, then, is of a disjunctive temporality.
In conjunction with which, though without proffering value judgements, Haroon’s writings examine just how the concepts of a technoromantic aesthetic are applied to various forms of representation. My recommendation is, of course, that you go and look at and listen to both.
Dr Jonathan Dronsfield, Director Reader in Fine Art University of Reading