Rickards has had solo exhibitions at The Showroom, London (2007) and the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009). She has shown in group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2009); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2009); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2006); South London Gallery, London (2006); Camden Arts Centre, London (2007); Standard, Oslo (2006); and Johann Koenig, Berlin (2007). She is the 2007–2009 recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in conjunction with the Whitechapel, London. This is her first exhibition in Canada.
…a legend, it, it sounds like a legend…
September 11–October 30, 2010
THE SOUND I THINK IT MAKES IS, IS THAT WHISPERING SOUND, TO ME IT SOUNDS, IT ALMOST SOUNDS, UM, UH, WHAT’S THE WORD I’M THINKING? UM, LIKE HISTORIC, NOT HISTORIC, BUT, UM, OH: A LEGEND, IT, IT SOUNDS LIKE A LEGEND, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU THINK OF A LEGEND OR SOMETHING WAY BACK IN THE PAST YOU GET THAT, THAT, IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT TO ME, LIKE THIS LEGEND OR SOMEBODY’S, THIS WHISPERING SOUND: IT’S A LEGEND.
Hannah Rickards’ practice centres on the translation of natural phenomena into sound, text, and installation. …a legend, it, it sounds like a legend… is a three monitor installation that contends with the description of the sound of the northern lights from observers in northern British Columbia and central Alaska. Rickards’ work shifts between modes of perception and representation including the linguistic, the visual, the natural, and the artificial.
Postscript 39: Robert Arndt on …a legend, it, it sounds like a legend… (PDF)
September 11, 2010
Hannah Rickards speaks in conjunction with her exhibition, …a legend, it, it sounds like a legend….