Rhian Harris-Mussi


I am currently based in London and work part-time as a fabricator for Yinka Shonibare Studio. 

Through a combined practice of sculptural installation and drawing, I utilise a combination of traditional craft and contemporary construction techniques to simultaneously weave together and untangle the dichotomy between archaeology and science-fiction; historicism and futurism that is  contained within the aerial perspective. From this ‘vantage point’ I mine subjects such as Geographical Surveying, Mapping, Weather Forecasting, Environmental Weaponising, Aerial Reconnaissance, Imagery Intelligence, Crop-marks and Unidentifiable Flying Objects from an arable quarry of material. These sites of interest once excavated and archived, open up portals from one time dimension to another, an on-going construction of the future from fragments of the past.

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@rhianharrismussi


Solaris [Probable Satellite Fragment], 2020
MDF, silver leaf and pewter casts (hunting dogs and fir trees)
81x42 cm.


Growing Supercooled, 2020
Pencil and crayon on paper
20x14cm
Close Encounter, 2020
Pencil and crayon on paper
20x14cm