CABINETS OF CONSEQUENCE
Exhibition: University College London
Octagon Gallery, Apr 2016
An interdisciplinary research project and exhibition commissioned by University College London and developed in collaboration with Mark Peter Wright. This project traces connections across UCL collections and research that evidence the entanglement of the human and non-human as it plays out in the context of the Anthropocene. The exhibition intersects the work of UCL geographers, neuroscientists, archeologists, zoologists and geologists. It creates profound connections across time and matter, and asks us to trace the materiality of artefacts within the geopolitical web of contemporary life and its possible futures.
I'M TEN Group Exhibition
Limited edition print: IMT Gallery
4 September – 2 October 2015
I’M Ten is a benefit auction and exhibition of over 150 emerging and established artists, brought together to celebrate IMT Gallery’s 10 year anniversary. All artworks will be auctioned off on Paddle8 at a starting 17th of September – 2nd October 2015. I’M Ten nominatorsinclude: Oreet Ashery (Artist), Stuart Brisley (Artist), Mark Doyle (Independent Art Consultant), Elisabetta Fabrizi (Curator, Tyneside Cinema), Kenneth Goldsmith (Poet and Founding Editor of UbuWeb), Sean Griffiths (Architect and Founder of FAT), Kelly Large (Curator, Zabludowicz Collection), Ana Ventura Miranda (Director, Arte Institute) and Aura Satz (Artist). The sale of works in I’M Ten, all of which have been kindly donated by participating artists, raises funds to continue to support IMT Gallery’s ambitious public and curatorial programming, as well as towards building new resources for supporting artists.
MEMBRANES, MUSCLES & MACHINES
Workshop: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
8 August 2015
A practical workshop developed in collaboration with artist Mark Peter Wright that explored unique methods for approaching sound and listening in relation to the moving image. The workshop comprised of a series of group activities investigating the multiple ways that objects can be perceived, recorded and re-imagined through technology and the body. Participants engaged in listening to the hidden sounds of inanimate objects, creating sound effects from everyday materials, and experimenting with the camera as a tool that can be modified, repurposed and subjectively transformed. The workshop resulted in the production of a collaborative film and live foley soundtrack composed by participants.
F.M.R.L BOOK LAUNCH
Performative reading: Hardy Tree Gallery, London
6 June 2015
Artists Helena Hunter and Mark Peter Wright present a performative reading of Daniela Cascella's new book F.M.R.L published by Zero Books. Daniela invited artists, writers, performers, musicians to remix, rewrite, re-read her book: using the text as raw material and to present a series of short responses in any form or medium. Contibuters included: Christian Patracchini, Daniela Cascella, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Georgia Rodger, Helena Hunter, Jess Chandler, Mark Peter Wright.
Live performance: Academy Now at OFF COURSE Art Fair Brussels
23-26 April 2015
Stand G, The Future is Now, 23-26 April Performance times: Thursday 23rd April 7.30pm, Saturday 25th April 3pm, Sunday 26th 3pm. A video of the performance will be screened for the duration of the exhibition. The Academy Now group exhibition includes: Hirofumi Isoya, Evariste Maiga, Zhu Tian, Fabio Romano, Matteo Sabattini and Nicolas Feldmeyer.
Solo exhibition: A_SPACE, London
29 Mar 2015
For the fourth exhibition in DAM PROJECTS’ Sunday School series, London-based artist Helena Hunter presents 'Referral'. Comprised of video and text based works the project builds on Hunters’ continuing interest in the ocular, and the relationship between performance and the institute. Exhibition opening hours: 2:00pm - 8:00pm. Location: A_SPACE 38 Pentonville Road, London N1 9HF - two minutes from Angel Islington tube.
SITE will be hosting a residency with six artists from The Slade School of Fine Art, London (UK). The open studio on July 3rd will provide an insight into the working methods of each artists and how they have incorporated the experience of working in Stockholm into their work. The artist participating in the residency work across film, photography, installation and performance and include: Lea Collet, Nuno Direitinho, May Heek, Anja Olofgörs, and Shen Xin. Group Exhibition, Thursday, 3 July 2014 16:00–20:00, SITE Sweden LM Ericssons Väg 26 126 26 Hägersten.
LISTEN #1 & #2
Text and audio work: Lydgalleriet, Bergen
21 Nov - 14 Dec 2014
A collection of newly commissioned texts and sounds alongside a collection of pre-existing ones, will be available to browse at Lydgalleriet Bergen for the four-week duration of the project. Occasionally the collection will prompt performances, readings, listening sessions, workshops and discussions.
Contributing artists include: Adam Potts, Amelia Ishmael, Angus Carlyle, Aya Kasai, C.D. Rose, Charlie Fox, Christian Patracchini, Christof Migone, Craig Dworkin, David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin, David Toop and Rie Nakajima, Elena Biserna, Elin Øyen Vister, Georgia Rodger, Helena Hunter, Julie Lillelien Porter, Leif Elggren, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Mark Peter Wright, Patrick Farmer, Phil Owen, Psykick Dancehall, Richard Skinner, Signe Lidén, Tone Gellein, Ursula Nistrup, Will Montgomery.
Publication: Intellect Books
Helena Hunter is featured in Double Exposures a new collaborative venture between Manuel Vason and forty of the most visually arresting artists working with performance in the UK. Ten years after his first, groundbreaking book, Exposures, Vason has produced another extraordinary body of work, which sets out new ways of bridging performance and photography. For Double Exposures, Vason has worked with two groups of artists, using two distinct types of collaboration, to produce a series of double images.
Metal, Chalkwell Hall
Dec 2014-Mar 2015
Helena Hunter has been selected for a Time and Space Residency at Metal Culture, Chalkwell Hall. She will use the residency to research and develop mixed media works for a solo exhibition in London on 29th March, as part of DAM Projects Sunday School program.
Academy Now is currently the most innovative art and culture research project available for recent graduates. Founded in 2012, it is the first transnational scheme that selects, invites and exhibits artists (recent graduates) work from six continents.
For each edition Academy Now recognizes twenty artists working in painting, film and video, performance, installation, music, dance, theatre and design whose work has shown originality and extraordinary potential. The artists are chosen directly from Art Colleges and via an international nomination process: a group of curators, critics, gallery owners and artists from around the world are invited to submit recommendations for recently graduated artists.
Academy Now provides the short-listed artists with touring international exhibitions, a publication, an online exhibition at Academynow.org and international artist residencies. Shortlisted artists will be announced in June 2015.
Helena Hunter made the New Sensations longlist with Slade graduates Amy Feneck, Andy Gomez , Benjamin Heiken, Aimee Henderson, Charles Richardson, Lauren Wilson, Chloe Iza Manasseh and Gayoun Kim.
THIS IS A STAND IN FOR A SOLID
Collaborative writing & performance: Flat Time House
This is a Stand in For a Solid was a month long collaborative project with Cadence Kinsey, John Hill and UCL students from the Slade School of Fine Art and the History of Art department, which ran in July 2013. This project is built on the shared interests, methods and the common practice of looking at images, between the usually separated disciplines of Art and Art History. Working largely on-line, this project develops through image conversations as well as shared text documents, that formeda single, multi-authored body of work including a Tumblr page, a published text and a performance at Flat Time House.
This project was a collaboration between Leah Miller-Biot, Rebecca Lee, Helena Hunter, Marta Zboralska, Neena Percy, Christina Theodoropoulou, Cadence Kinsey, Sophie Eagle and John Hill, with support from Katrina Palmer, recipient of the Artangel Open Commission 2013, Melanie Jackson and the staff at Flat Time House.
The project website can be viewed here