Hanne Tierney Exhibits at FiveMyles
In the Main Gallery
Installation and Performances: June 2 – June 18, 2022
Weekly performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7pm
Additional 8pm performances June 16, 17 and 18
Homage To Popova: an experiment in puppetry
The drawings of the Russian avant-garde artist, painter, and designer Lyubov Popova are the inspiration for this work. Tierney has always loved these drawings, in part because of the lively movement of their lines, crossing and criss-crossing each other.
Looking at the underlying structures of Popova’s drawings, it seemed possible to Tierney to construct them in three-dimensions and let them become the performers in her re-telling of the Christian Anderson story, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. At the time Tierney began working on this piece, that story seemed a good parody of the Trump Administration and its tricky relationship to the slippery nature of the Truth. The slippery nature of these lightweight constructions does not make them ideal performers, but trying to work it out has been an interesting pleasure for the artist.
Conceived by Hanne Tierney
Performed by Hanne Tierney and Shawn Lane
Lighting design by Trevor Brown
Music composition by Jane Wang
Live and pre-recorded music performed by Shawn Lane, Jane Wang, Grant Smith
Direction by Phil Soltanoff
Sound recordings by George Simonds
Hanne Tierney has performed her work at HERE Arts Center, St. Ann’s Warehouse, FiveMyles, the Public Theater, BAM, the Sculpture Center, MoMA/PS1, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, and internationally. She is the Founder and Director of FiveMyles.
Gallery hours: Thurs.-Sun., 1-6pm
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