Artist Talk: Hannah Rickards
WHEN: Tues, Mar 14, 2017, at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theater, ACAD
Hannah Rickards' work deals with perception and its description; with how one can translate an encounter, be that with a sound, an object, space or an image. It is centred on the framing of description in language, gesture and sound. The key to her practice is the relationship between either temporary or permanent elements in a landscape and the perception of groups or individuals to a landscape as a whole, with the sites concerned being used as both a vantage point and a stage for examining our verbal, spatial and gestural relationship with our surroundings. The outcomes, be they video/audio installations or text-based works, are often edited or composed with clear musical structures in mind.
Rickards was the recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2008/9. A survey of her work was held at Modern Art Oxford in 2014. She has presented solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Showroom, and the Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Witte de With, Rotterdam and at the South London Gallery. Rickards is a recipient of the 2015 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Visual and Performing Arts.