INFO Unltd with Hanne Lippard
1 February 2020
“I first became aware of Hanne Lippard’s work when one day in the Summer of 2018, I happened upon an exhibition at Metro Pictures in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York featuring Hanne and Nora Turato. The show boasted a clear break from the material heavy, grandiose exhibitions littering the bluechip spaces up and down the block, presenting instead a show where the materials seemed to be, above all, in service to language – recorded voice in Hanne’s case and text for Turato. Hanne’s piece played though to Gelenec monitors perched on black speaker stands standing opposite each other across a circle of gray fire-proof carpet in the center of the gallery, all arranged in a way to suggest nothing than being utterly necessary to carry a voice. Specifically, as I would discover, Hanne Lippard’s voice. A crisp, clear voice reciting words which felt almost like poetry, but also lists or instructions, and sometimes bits of conversations, but one consistent feature was the clean, decisive presence of the voice, holding the room as boldly if not more so than any hulking sculpture or wall-sized abstract in the neighborhood.
Hanne deals with language, yet it dawned on me rather quickly when I was writing her interview questions, that while she is a writer and she does published text based works , to call her a writer and leave it at that would miss a greater part of the picture.
She has exhibited at a number of venues including Kusthalle Vienna, KW here in Berlin, GfZK Leipzig, Kunsthalle Friborg, haus Der Kunst, LamdaLamdaLamda, and she has participated in event’s such as the European Media Arts Festival and recently took part in a fascinating event organized by Cory Archangel and Lisson gallery in London. and Just this weekend she performed at Radial System with her band Luci Lippard, a two piece featuring herself and artist and musician, Luci Dayhew and named after the famous writer and curator.
Today on the program I’ll play you three recorded work from Hanne as well as a short interview and a clip form a recent live performance with her band Luci Lippard. This episode is produced in anticipation of an event at Hamburgerbahnhof here in Berlin on Thursday, February 6th at 6:30 where in Hanne will give a performative reading of her piece, Sysygy which I hope all of you listening will attend.”
A Day in the Studio
Luci Lippard (Luci Dayhew and Hanne Lippard at What’s that Noise?, live at Radial System, Berlin)