Program 2018: The Fall Of Communism, By Hannah Black

As part of the program on May 18 in Kristianstad we’ll be screening The Fall Of Communism by Hannah Black.

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Hannah Black, Fall Of Communism, 2015 (still). Courtesy the artist and Arcadia Missa.

Quoting the Open Source website:

The Fall of Communism is a video initially made for the Whitney Independent Study Programme in New York. The work is a body falling into a hole into the ground and transforming into different people, expressed as remembered moments of different lives, as it falls deeper in towards the centre of the earth, but based very loosely on the life of Whitney Houston — her famous long notes become the cry of someone falling.”

Quoting Mousse Magazine:

“In The Fall of Communism (2015), the melismatic first syllables of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” chorus are aggressively chopped up as the camera plummets forever into a sinkhole that becomes a wet bodily passage that becomes a furry wormhole. We never get beyond that broken ‘and I’.”

Quoting Hannah Black from her Vimeo page:

“A person falling into the centre of the earth/of their body becomes another person and that person becomes another person and so on as they fall. Everyone becomes everyone else, it’s utopia or a disaster, or just everyday Life.”

We will be screening more works by Hannah Black this summer. Check the blog for more info!

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Hannah Black, Fall Of Communism, 2015 (still). Courtesy the artist and Arcadia Missa.

Hannah Black is an artist and writer from the UK, living and working in New York. Her work has been recently exhibited at Centre D’Art Contemporain (Geneva), mumok (Vienna) and Chisenhale (London) and in a number of galleries including Real Fine Arts (New York), Arcadia Missa (London), Château Shatto (Los Angeles) and W139 (Amsterdam). Readings and performances have taken place at the New Museum, Interstate Projects and Cage (New York) the Whitechapel, the Showroom, and Cafe Oto (London). Her writing has been published in Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, Harpers and frieze d/e, among other magazines. She is the author of two little books: Dark Pool Party (Dominica/Arcadia Missa, 2016) and Life (a collaboration with Juliana Huxtable (mumok, 2017).

 

 

First Screening Of The Year Of The Dog

Our first screening of the year takes place in the yard of the regional museum and konsthall of Kristianstad, on the night of May 18. The talk and the screening begins at 22.30 and lasts for about an hour.

biosphere heapWater strategy: scramble for altitude

The screening follows a concert by Gaby and the Guns, and is part of an introduction to the project Man and Biosphere:

“Man and Biosphere, precarious situations, is an interdisciplinary, site specific project initiated by Caroline Mårtensson in cooperation with Kristianstads Konsthall and Naturum Vattenriket and together with a coregroup consisting of the artists Terje Östling, Nilsmagnus Sköld, Malin Lobell and the political scientist Johannes Stripple, as well as an external network of researchers and community workers. The project is based on the biosphere reserve of Kristianstad Vattenrike, -2.32 m below sea level, which means that the situation in relation to a changing climate is precarious. Part of climate psychology means that we need local examples to understand and take in what is happening globally.” – Quoted from the website of artist Caroline Mårtensson.

The regional authority Länsstyrelsen Skåne employs water strategists and have issued maps of the region of Skåne, showing what the waterlevels will be like in 100 years time. These maps are the basis for our introductory talk before the screening of the films in Kristianstad. Check out their work at link.

More info on the screening coming up shortly, including presentations of the videos in the program.