This is the first publication on the work of Hannah Rickards, produced on the occasion of her exhibition To enable me to fix my attention on any one of these symbols I was to imagine that I was looking at the colours as I might see them on a moving picture screen held in 2014. The catalogue explains her meticulously researched and executed works which explore the elusive landscape of perception, language and translation.
Rickards’ attention is particularly drawn to natural phenomena such as thunder, mirage, and the aurora borealis. She closely examines these occurrences – and how we experience them – through moving image, audio and installation works. The artist’s scrupulous and investigative methodology involves the detailed deconstruction of her chosen subjects. Breaking down the auditory, visual or spatial relationships with atmospheric phenomena into minute parts for individual examination, her intense artistic gaze scrutinises each particle before reconstruction, often in an alternative form, through language, gesture or musical performance.
Includes a dialogue between Adam Chodzko and Hannah Rickards. Printed in an edition of 500.