20. 6. 2017- 10. 9. 2017
Opening: 20. 6. 2017 18:00
Curator: Christina Gigliotti
Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Holečkova 49, Praha 5
The exhibition *ahem* by Hanne Lippard (1984, NO) begins with a cough, a hiccup, and a clearing of the throat. A series of audio pieces set throughout the space explore moments when sounds become language and fade back into abstraction once more. Through wordplay and the stretching and contorting of recognizable tones and patterns, the messages extracted from Lippard’s words constantly shift their meaning, depending on what the listener's ear picks upon. Numbers become letters, exhalation becomes hesitation – a simultaneous unravelling yet also infinite expanding of language takes place. Printed text pieces reference subtitled captions that instead of clarifying, highlight the complexity in which we interpret (or misinterpret) signs, sounds, and body language in film and television. At what point does a sound become a message? A side glance, a deep breath, a sigh. *ahem*
With the kind support of the Artist-in-Residence program of the Goethe Institute in Prague and MeetFactory.