Hannah Perry’s (born in Chester, Great Britain, in 1984,lives an works in London) artistic work includes sculpture, installation video and performance and often proceeds from her own memories and experiences. Her overlapping of materials and contents and her superimpositions on them means she can create works with multiple perspectives, in order to analyse the essence of personal memory in our world of hyper-technology and networks. For this year, her exhibition in the Kunstverein, A Smashed Window and an Empty Room, poses the question about the effect of traumas on physical and emotional health, as well as the conditions governing human interactions and the consequences of them.
Perry has produced a print as an exclusive edition for the Kunstverein in Hamburg. Next to the imprint of her lips in a kiss in various red tones, it shows the caption:” All these flavours and you choose salty”.The word “salty” also means, idiomatically, “annoyed” or “huffy” and is often used in connection with a defeat. Since 2014, the saying has also been used in a popular internet meme. In this context, it is the heading for the picture of an old lady rather crankily eating an ice-lolly. In various social media, the meme is frequently sent as a humorous graphic response to complaining utterances or commentaries. With her Salty, Perry is sending greetings, that invite us amiably to shake off our bad mood and think of the many pleasant sides of life.
- GUSH, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (S)
5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, NCCA, Jekaterinenburg (G)
A Smashed Window and an Empty Room, Kunstverein in Hamburg (S)
- GUSH, Somerset House, London (S)
- Viruses Worth Spreading – Hannah Perry, Arsenal Contemporary, New York (S)
- I feel we think bad, Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal, Kanada (S)
- Hannah Perry – Always, Steve Turner, Los Angeles (S)
- Park Nights 2014: Hannah Perry, Horoscopes (Déjà Vu), Serpentine Galleries, London (G)