Nile Harris
this house is not a home

14–16 July 2023

In this house is not a home, Nile Harris (Performance AIRspace Resident 2022–23) sets an improvised happening inside of a sound responsive inflatable bounce castle. Using a network of microphones and sonic feedback as a malleable material, the voices of Harris and the ensemble are recorded and mixed live to create a musical composition that uniquely transforms for every performance.




Nile Harris is a performer and director of live works of art. He has done a few things and hopes to do a few more, God willing.


this house is not a home is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center through the Performance AIRspace Residency, which is supported by the Jerome Foundation. The work is additionally made possible in part by the MAP Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Franklin Furnace Fund 2022-23, and the friends and members of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.