Hannah Foley

Hannah Foley is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and curator, based in Nipaluna/Hobart (Australia). Hannah’s process-driven practice considers the political, phenomenological, and conceptual body, as a means to explore existing and speculative ways to be with/in the world. Acknowledging the meshwork of intra-connections that exist between all human and more-than-human beings, as well as the environments they exist in, Hannah’s practice is interested in the spaces ‘between’ – seeking and responding to tensions, reciprocities and negotiations that are held there.

Past projects have incorporated performance, installation, text, and sound; each work beginning with the body through processes of gestural and lived investigation. Recent works have involved sculpting air through collaborative and performative breathing, ice-scores embedded with bubbles of sonic field-performances, and kinetic fog-gathering sculptures.

As a current PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania, Hannah’s research seeks a posthuman performance art methodology sustained by hydrofeminist understandings of the body. The research focuses on the ‘hydropoetics’ of affective encounter, through translation and collaboration with more-than-human bodies of water.

During the residency at SODAS 2123, Hannah will work on her research, translating strategies of watery collaboration to engage with Vilnia and Neris rivers.

“Kingfisher” research residency is organised by Doctoral Department of Vilnius Academy of Arts in collaboration with SODAS 2123. All residents will have artist-research talk and present and/or perform their work in the Research Symposium “Not Quite King, Not Quite Fish” which will happen on the November 8-11th at Vilnius Academy of Arts and SODAS 2123. More https://www.vda.lt/en/doctoral-studies/postgraduate-studies/events-and-exhibitions/research-symposium-2023

SODAS 2123 residency program supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius city municipality.