Hannah Quinlivan


1 - 28 Feb 2017

Hannah Quinlivan (Australia)

Hannah Quinlivan's practice is concerned with materializing structures of feeling. Her work explores processes of remembering and forgetting, and attempts to understand how affect holds together and functions. Developing a method she terms 'spatial drawing' after Monika Grzymala, she interrogates how our individual, internal processes of feeling and remembering are related to broader social moods or atmospheres. Quinlivan is currently pursuing doctoral research at The Australian National University and will be a visiting artist at Colorado State University in 2017. She has exhibited in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom and Germany. She is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, and .M Contemporary, Sydney.


Traveling Light

The project Hannah Quinlivan is seeking to realise while in ZK/U is the incubation of a new work called Traveling Light. The work, which will be in collaboration with some Berlin-based dancers and Australian vocalists, engages with the idea of the uneven distribution mobility, and what 'freedom of movement' actually means in this current conjuncture. The creation of this new work will be mentored by Chiharu Shiota. The art work that she envisages at this early stage will itself be mobile, constructed from aluminium, LED lights, human movement and voice, and will be performed or 'mobilised' at various sites around Berlin.

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