New Commission in partnership with Somerset House, supported by Goethe Institute
Thursday 31 May 2018, 1pm
Lunchtime – Artist Talk with Hanne Lippard and Vanessa Boni
Somerset House, Lancaster Room, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Hanne Lippard (b. 1984, Milton Keynes, UK) is a British Norwegian artist based in Berlin who focuses on the production of language solely through the use of voice. In performances, installations, videos and audio pieces, she arranges, composes and combines her own wordplays with words by others. Fragments from everyday speech, sourced from various online platforms, are constantly reworked through the use of repetition, pronunciation and rhythm. Phrases and images associated with contemporary topics such as work, success, and lifestyles are evoked. By merging content and form and through a gentle rhyme, her vivid words begin to lose their prescribed value and modify to take on new meanings. With an almost hypnotic, cleansing approach, the vocal sequences sink into the listener’s mind and create a free-form, associative pattern of melodic, linguistic formulas. Recent exhibitions and performances have been hosted by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2017); ars viva, Stockholm, Sweden (2016); IndexâThe Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (2016); *KURATOR, Rapperswil, Switzerland (2016); Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany (2016); Galerie fuÌr ZeitgenoÌssische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany (2016); 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2015); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2015); Transmediale, Berlin, Germany (2015); Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany (2015); Unge Kunstneres Samfund, Oslo, Norway (2014); Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany (2013); PoesiÌa en Voz, Mexico City, Mexico (2012).