Thursday 6th April 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
Typical of Hanna’s art is the impulse to generate new practices of experience within familiar states, unsettling the semantic relationships between the verbal and the visual, the perceptual and the conceptual, and invoking an awareness of those processes that operate under the level of our consciousness. This is what philosopher Brian Massumi calls an ‘artwork as event’, because the synaesthetic experience of the films constitutes a type of action in itself, whereby ‘what we abstractly see when we directly and immediately see an object is lived relation – a life dynamic.’ ‘With every sight we see imperceptible qualities, we abstractly see potential, we implicitly see a life dynamic, we virtually live relation. It’s just a kind of shorthand to call it an object. It’s an event
Catalogue essay for Predictable Contact EVERYTHING IS THE SAME AS EVERYTHING ELSE, NOTHING CAME FIRST Daniel Jewesbury. LIGHTS Unpredictable jarring cacophony.
Extract from essay by Catherine Gander
This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University