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- phone: 212.663.1422
Harrison Changar has spent a life pursuing movement,
first as a dancer with an interest in choreography. There
was a seemingly natural progression from dance, to theater,
to filmmaking. Although in film, she mainly used the senses
of movement and feeling, it wasn't until she worked in
the editing room that her visual sense began to develop.
Collage was learned as an exercise for film editing.
Collage led to other visual arts. Filmmaking led to photography.
Sometimes, Changar will see her photographs as a sequence,
like frames in a film. Frequently she is drawn to a subject
because of their dance like positions, not because of
what the subject matter is.
To curate an exhibit--is like directing a film. The walls
are Changars screens and the objects d'art are the
elements of the whole final production. Changar has curated
Very little of Changars formal education has prepared
her for her life in art. Watching her children learn taught
her to play and experiment, breaking down all the inhibiting
barriers that would have prevented her from expressing