John Wood and Paul Harrison have been working collaboratively since 1993 producing single screen and installation based video works.
The work investigates the relationship between the human figure and architecture, developed through short form video (20 seconds – 3 minutes) with particular emphasis on actions being formulated and resolved within a given duration.
Each work holds to an internal ‘logic’, action related to duration. Within this ‘logical world’ (architectural space, the gallery space, the business office, the laboratory) action is allowed to happen for no logical reason, a tension exists between the environment and its inhabitant, play is encouraged and influences are intentionally mixed – art history, slapstick, Open University instruction, drawing, science…
Often shot against a clear white background the work closely resembles the drawings (or diagrams) from which they are developed.
Works by John Wood & Paul Harrison /