From: London, England. LA Opera: the Digital Short The Zolle Suite (2021, debut).
Oliver Harrison is a London-based artist, filmmaker and animator. An early exponent of kinetic typography, Harrison's work has been shown in festivals and galleries around the world, including: Cannes Film Festival, Tate Modern London and the BFI Southbank.
Harrison’s film Apocalypse Rhyme won the Best Motion Graphics award at the 2014 British Animation Awards. Love is All—a three minute epic—has been shown in over 70 festivals around the world, including the celebrated Cannes Director’s Fortnight. The film has picked up seven awards including the Jury Prize at Oberhausen and a Jury Prize at the New York Film Festival. The making of the film was featured at the Barbican exhibition Passionate Obsessions and at the Tate Modern exhibition Thresholds of the Frame.
Harrison's featurette The Fallen Word, premiered at the BFI in May 2013, coinciding with a digital release of his work called The Fallen Word and Collected Films. Oliver Harrison has made six films: Amore Baciami (1988), Time (1990), Spirit of Place (1992), Love is All (2000), Apocalypse Rhyme (2013) and The Fallen Word (2013). Harrison is currently working on a new short animation entitled Aria.
Before the pandemic, Oliver completed a series of animated films for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. The pieces were screened live in 2019 with a number of performances of Dream of the Song by the composer Sir George Benjamin.
Oliver Harrison studied at St. Martins School of Art in Covent Garden, London. His graduation film Amore Baciami—a film made up entirely of typography—received much acclaim and was later bought by DMB&B and made into a commercial for the Royal Mail. This commercial subsequently won a string of awards including a Gold Lion at Cannes Advertising Awards, a Gold Arrow at the British Advertising Awards. Much of Oliver's work features music written by himself, sometimes in conjunction with other composers.
Learn more at OliverHarrison.com.