chelsea girl
Chelsea Girl

I can not remember exactly where I left off and there seems to be little point in looking back to 2010. My silence has not been because of inactivity. I have found it hard trying to maintain this site as it does not keep my attention. I also realise that I need an audience. There was an interesting pseudo-argument last night at the dinner table about whether art existed without an audience. I am open to debate but I believe it can exist without an audience.

I am working on my first installation/sculpture. For me, what I am creating right now needs an audience to have any relevance or meaning. However, I think performance art does not always need an audience. An example of this would be Marina Abramovic’s The House with the Ocean View during her nights spent in the Sean Kelly gallery.

What I have meant to talk about is my acceptance into Chelsea College of Art and Design. I have been a BA student there for one term and I am supposed to be keeping a blog. So, now I do have an audience. And I have to write. Perhaps now this blog, with its many new beginnings will finally settle into its last.


Art is a strange thing… I never thought about being an artist but as I learn more and more… the more art becomes vital in doing anything with passion… maybe?

So do you consider having passion is synonymous with being artistic?

I think that maybe everybody has passion but to choose to use it might be the artistic choice?

© Kyla Harris 2017.

Kyla Harris’s recent body of work stems from numerous NHS appointments and her experience of restricted mobility. Her installations and sculptures are of surrealistic domestic objects made from primarily used or expired medical supplies. Notions of dis/comfort, sustainability and the home are left as remnants of subverted interiors for the viewer to experience. Because of Harris's disability, much of her sculpture is collaborative. She has carers or personal assistants that construct and assist in the making of her work.

The artworks and journal of Kyla Harris