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Hannah Perry: GUSH

6th Nov 2018

Featuring large-scale dynamic sound sculpture, film and wall-based works and a specially commissioned performance, GUSH is a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society by British artist Hannah Perry at Towner Art Gallery.

Central to the exhibition is an immersive 360° film experienced through a Virtual Reality headset whilst the viewer is seated on a foam bed sculpture. The film surrounds viewers with the contorted, continuously shifting movement of bodies. With a soundtrack combining spoken word, an instrumental score written in collaboration with composers Mica Levy and Coby Sey, and the London Contemporary Orchestra, the film reflects on the altered states of the self, including the impact trauma and grief can have on our physical and mental states.

On Saturday 10 November, for the launch, Towner presents a newly commissioned performance, devised and choreographed by Hannah Perry. Working with London Contemporary Orchestra and music producer Coby Sey, four dancers explore the body’s endurance capabilities, struggles, rhythms and repetitions.

Image: Rage Fluids (Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, 2018) © Markus Krottendorfer.

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