Hanne Lippard

Art, Reading, Milano

Video recording now online

Art, Reading

Video recording now online

Istituto Svizzero is pleased to present Reading 2.021, the work of Hanne Lippard which will take place in the front courtyard of the venue in Milan.

Reading 2.021, by Hanne Lippard
Duration: 25 min.
Language: English
Via Del Vecchio Politecnico 3, Milan.
Video recording by Giulio Boem.

«The word text is found within the word texture. And still, writing is mostly seen as something flat, and intangible. Letters and words have surfaces, like: faces express feelings with their individual features. Unlike: the generic emotions of an emoji. Hug hug happy. Sad sad sappy. I try to speak life into the intangible, my breath serving the purpose of containing content. Sometimes I forget to breathe for the sake of breathing. As in, in and out. Out and in. And so on. Sometimes I try imitate a machine, in order to escape the body, but still, the body always finds its way through its own holes».

Hanne Lippard

The reading of Hanne Lippard is part of a series of events at Istituto Svizzero, Milano, entitled STATE OF MIND/STATO D’ANIMO.

Starting in autumn 2020 we retrace the state of the art, the world and the soul through a series of events, which include screenings, dialogues, listening and workshops. STATE OF MIND/STATO D’ANIMO is also nurtured by the recent experience of the pandemic and lockdowns, which has taught us, among other things, that reading opens up to new worlds, that people can be close to each other even through the Zoom platform or that taking care of oneself and others is redeeming. Moreover, if on the one hand this period has allowed us to focus, once again, on ourselves, on the other hand it has sensitised our eyes to new and re-evaluated aspects of life: our state of mind and the state of the world. We reflect on the issues that concern us and to which we want to devote ourselves; on the things we can do and what we want to learn; we ask ourselves in what world we live in and under what conditions we want to work. We are convinced that art and culture are fundamental in this context, as they ask questions and provide food for thought.

STATE OF MIND/STATO D’ANIMO’s events are linked to the exhibition programme of Istituto Svizzero, and also draw on other themes. Participating artists and other actors from the art world to the project, come not only from Switzerland, but also from Italy and the rest of the world.

Hanne Lippard (NO/DE), born in 1984 in Milton Keynes (GB) lives and works in Berlin. Hanne Lippard’s practice explores the voice as a medium. Her education in graphic design informs how language can be visually powerful; her texts are visual, rhythmic, and performative rather than purely informative, and her work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines, which include short films, sound pieces, installations and performance.

Her most recent performances and exhibitions include Le language est une peau, FRAC Lorraine, Metz (2021); Contact, Mood, Share at MHKA, Antwerp, (2021); X, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (2020); RIBOCA2, Riga (2020); ART 4 ALL, Hamburger Bahnhof (2020); Our present, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Siegen (2020); Parades for FIAC, Palais de la DĂ©couverte (2019); Art Night London (2019); Goethe in the Skyways, Minneapolis, (2019); n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2019); Nam June Paik Award 2018; WestfĂ€lischer Kunstverein, MĂŒnster (2018); Ulyd, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger and FriArt, Friboug (2018).

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