ARTWORK COMMISSION: JUST RELAX
Hannah Perry’s multi-media is part-sculpture, part-intervention. For HAND, Perry opened up her practice to develop a collaborative production of live video and performance, which took the final form of a green screen installation that allowed the audience to simultaneously see a conflux of pre-recorded video, audio, live performance and music.
In developing the work Perry collaborated with six invited artists, Jesse Darling, Stan Iordanov, Yuri Pattison, Paul Purgas, Alex Ressel and Rosie Whitney-Fish in the respective areas of audio production, live video and performance. From May to July 2013, the artist ran a series of sessions which enabled Perry to co-produce the piece with a group of teenagers at and from Click-Click Pose, in Woolwich. In the sessions, Perry and the teenagers examined influences on the modern life of the young people, and engaged the teenage participants in the collection and generation of digital material and development of the work. The final film and performance have been informed by the teenagers’ worldview through their use, production and manipulation of multi-media, exploring how they process image, sound, news, facts and trends.
In addition to these sessions, a final performance presented in the Barbican Galleries, wove in a series of live movement and gesture pieces.
The project was curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini.