By transferring symbolic media images into the sphere of actual existence I aim to shift from automatic, brain-centered understanding triggered by visual information to a holistic experience of seeing which accompanies corporeal and visceral sensation. This process is based on primal experiences from my childhood. I experienced media images and stories by directly relating to them as reality, not understanding them within a stable subject-and-object relationship; this frightened me and shook my foundation.
Through art, I try to create a place where someone can reconstruct wholeness out of controlled and fragmented information. I am interested in what this wholeness is and how it will be reflected in reality.
Midori Harima was born in Japan and received her BA in print making from Women’s University of Fine Art in Kanagawa, Japan. She has exhibited her work in multiple galleries and museums in the U.S. and Japan, including the Deitch Studios, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Kala Arts Institute, the Toyota Municipal Art Museum, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Gallery Jin, Tokyo Forum Exhibition Space and others. Harima currently lives and works in New York.