Block Universe Presents Hanne Lippard

30 May 2018

Regular hours

11:00 – 20:00

Cost of entry

£10.00 / £7.00 concessions

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Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


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  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.
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Block Universe present a performance by Hanne Lippard in partnership with Somerset House Studios.


Hanne Lippard is a British Norwegian artist based in Berlin who focuses on the production of language solely through the use of voice. In performances, installations, videos and audio pieces, she arranges, composes and combines her own wordplays with words by others. Fragments from everyday speech, sourced from various online platforms, are constantly reworked through the use of repetition, pronunciation and rhythm. Phrases and images associated with contemporary topics such as work, success, and lifestyles are evoked. By merging content and form and through a gentle rhyme, her vivid words begin to lose their prescribed value and modify to take on new meanings. With an almost hypnotic, cleansing approach, the vocal sequences sink into the listener’s mind and create a free-form, associative pattern of melodic, linguistic formulas.

Curator Vanessa Boni in conversation with Block Universe artist Hanne Lippard.

Recent exhibitions and performances have been hosted by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2017); ars viva, Stockholm, Sweden (2016); Index–The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (2016); *KURATOR, Rapperswil, Switzerland (2016); Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany (2016); Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany (2016); 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2015); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2015); Transmediale, Berlin, Germany (2015); Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany (2015); Unge Kunstneres Samfund, Oslo, Norway (2014); Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany (2013); Poesía en Voz, Mexico City, Mexico (2012).

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