Hanne Lippard is an artist whose works are based on text and sound. The voice, her own voice often, is her main tool and mens of creation. Based on stereotypes of everyday language, Hanne Lippard creates compositions of words, repetition and alienations. In her performances, the voice becomes a conductor to tell stories of accumulated speech—consisting of quotes, slogans, text messages, advertisements and melodic abstractions.
Hanne Lippard’s full-time presence in Moscow will be acted out in small single performances, accidental encounters with visitors and spontaneous readings under the motto of “Blackout”. For this, Lippard may find her material on site in the course of the biennial through interaction with the participants. Her involvement might also include unannounced alterations of the space for which she is provided with a “carte blanche”.