Hannah Perry: GUSH
Featuring large-scale dynamic sound sculpture, film and wall-based works, GUSH is a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society by British artist Hannah Perry in her first major solo exhibition in the UK outside London.
Central to the exhibition is an immersive 360° film that surrounds viewers with the contorted, continuously shifting movement of bodies. The film’s voice-over reflects on the altered states of the self, including the impact trauma and grief can have on our physical and mental state.
Extending out from this film is a pulsating audio sculpture incorporating stretched car body wrap and subwoofer speakers, enabling sound frequencies to create distorted patterns upon the mirrored surface of the sculpture, altering the viewer’s reflected self and surroundings.
Further new works include a hydraulic sculpture that suggests moments of violence, tenderness and intimacy through mechanised interaction, while in new wall-based works, Perry combines her distinctive silk screen printing technique with digital photographs, car lacquer and painting.
Hannah Perry GUSH is conceived by Somerset House, in partnership with Towner Art Gallery.
Image: Rage Fluids (Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, 2018) © Markus Krottendorfer