Amy Harris

Amy is a dancer and visual artist from south east London. Her work connects choreographic representation of journeys with ideas around cartographic authorship and readership. This work has been recognised with awards such as Le CouveNt’s residency grant 2016 and the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Award.
As a dance artist, she has collaborated across a range of disciplines and performed in venues such as Victoria & Albert Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Parasol Unit Gallery and Robin Howard Theatre.
She received her First Class BA(Hons) from London Contemporary Dance School and has previously undertaken residencies and exhibited in Denmark, Iceland, France and UK.


The artist invites you to enter the story of her research into the capacities of mapping beyond traditional cartography. Using the cover of a hardback world atlas, she has inserted her own pages which practically and poetically assert the stance of the map as a generative and interpretable artefact, and a medium through which the maker(s) and the reader(s) can continue re-experiencing the site or journey anew. This is a room in which to rest, read, search, speculate, interpret, touch, comprehend, translate and re-perform.


National Biennale: Derby 2016