People

Harwood

Harwood is best known for his collaborative work Rehearsal of Memory (1995) produced with maximum security mental patients (permanent Collection Centre Pompidou et du Musée National d’Art Moderne) and as a core part of the Mongrel group.

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Harwood is best known for his collaborative work Rehearsal of Memory (1995) produced with maximum security mental patients (permanent Collection Centre Pompidou et du Musée National d’Art Moderne) and as a core part of the Mongrel group which has won numerous awards, including the Imaginaria award and the Clarks Digital Bursary (ICA, London). Mongrel is best known for National Heritage and Natural Selection, which explored racialisation and the new eugenics. It is closely associated with the formation of social software and software art through its development of Linker and HeritageGold, BlackLash. Harwood received the first online commission from Tate Gallery London’s Uncomfortable Proximity (for which he won the Leonardo New Horizons Award for Innovation in New Media). Harwood spent the last few years working in the Netherlands with the Waag Society and Imagine IC constructing Nine(9), a collaborative engine for celebrating the lives of those locked out of the cultural mainstream.