I am a Scottish artist and printmaker based in Tallinn, Estonia. The roots of my art practice lie in the drawn line, though I often combine printmaking or drawing with installation, performance, or event. Experimental workshop formats have greatly influenced my work, often resulting in elements of optional participation and collaboration. I favour art which allows for choice, between passive spectatorship and active participation.
Themes addressed can vary greatly, as I tend to make each new work in direct response to a specific space or context and rarely exhibit the same work twice. Regardless of medium or format, my work generally focuses on the figure and emotions, whether in a personal, topical, or common context. Recent works show a preoccupation with animal traces in human behaviour and can loosely be described as sandbox environments for confronting tricky human tendencies. Snakes, moles, crocodiles and dogs are brought out to disarm; playful approaches encourage benevolent directness.
Alongside my solo projects, I am a member of sound-dance collective adhesion, and have worked in a number of other interdisciplinary collaborative projects since 2008.
This website contains documentation of four-dimensional performances and events, three-dimensional installations and objects, two-dimensional prints, and a shortened CV. Diary-like images are irregularly uploaded, not very instantly here. You can reach me through hannahharkes(ät)gmail.com
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