Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings

Over 30 artists examine the line between individual experience + political statement in (X) A Fantasy at DRAF, Sep 7 – Oct 7

4 September 2017

The (X) A Fantasy group exhibition is on at London’s DRAF, opening September 7 and running to October 7.

The show brings together over 30 artists examining the question, “when does the individual experience become a political statement?” Keren CytterPaul MahekeTala MadaniHannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, and more are among the respondents exploring the boundary between the public and private, like “living, eating, dancing, seducing, reading, watching films, going online.”

The opening night will feature performances by choreographer Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, and artists Hannah Regel and Urara Tsuchiya, as well as a DJ set during the afterparty by New Noveta. Upstairs will feature Zoe Williams ‘voluptuous banquet’ in ‘Ceremony of the Void.’

The exhibition is the last in DRAF’s Camden space, as they move onto new territory and spaces around London.

Visit the DRAF website for details.**

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Inescapable internet + screen dependency in Daata Editions’ ‘A Goth Life’ looping screening at Art Cologne, Apr 26 – 29

24 April 2017

Film Cologne curated by Daata Editions presents ‘A Goth Life’ at Art Cologne, opening April 26 to the 29.

The film selection “narrates a composite tale of our joyously soulless, insular, tension and angst-ridden times” and includes work by Larry Achiampong, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Ed Fornieles, Yung Jake, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Jacolby Satterwhite and Zadie Xa.

Now in its 51st year, Art Cologne 2017 will mark a new collaboration with video, sound and web-based art platform Daata Editions. Played on a loop throughout the duration of the fair, the selected films all touch on the “inescapable internet and screen dependency” of our times.

Visit the Art Cologne webpage for more details.**

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‘Programmed Inscriptions’ @ Landsarkivet, Jun 21

20 June 2016

Afternoon lecture and screening, ‘Programmed Inscriptions’,  is on at Gothenburg’s Landsarkivet in Sweden on June 22.

Organised by Gluey-c —the design and archiving collaboration also responsible the Communicating the Archive: Inscription lecture series last year —the event is centred around a lecture by writer and new media theorist Wendy Hui Kyong Chun examining the dissemination of writing in digital media which exists “everywhere and nowhere”, “widely and wildly”.

The press release continues, “we now write when we are silent through data analytics that link our silences to others’ noise.”

Artist duo Hannah QuinlanRosie Hastings, who have recently shown and screened work at DRAF in London and Room E 10-27 in Paris, will also screen film ‘UK Gay Bar Directory’. In their ongoing ‘@Gaybar’ project they ‘inscribe’ disappearing gay bars across the UK by using a GoPro camera when the spaces are empty, as it allows for the character of the bar to emerge, something in itself captured in short words amongst the the full title for the work: ‘UK Gay Bar Directory: Centre Stage / Vanilla / Eagle / Eva / Pink Rooms / Switch.’

Also screened during the short two-hour event will be film ‘Critical Mass: Pure Immanence’ by artist Anne De Vries whose recent show Submission at Cell Project Space in London contextualised it within a larger installation.

See the FB event page for more details.**

Hannah Quinlan + Rosie Hastings, 'Tifkas' (2015), video still. Courtesy the artists and Arcadia Missa, London
Hannah Quinlan + Rosie Hastings, ‘Tifkas’ (2015), video still. Courtesy the artists and Arcadia Missa, London.
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