Hanne Lippard’s practice explores the voice as a medium. Her education in graphic design informs how language can be visually powerful; her texts are visual, rhythmic, and performative rather than purely informative. Her work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines, which include short films, sound pieces, installations and performance.
Artist, curator and editor John Holten says about Lippard’s work: ‘Common sayings, turns of phrase, everyday chitchat become for her a repeated chorus rather than a coherent meaningful construction of words: with Lippard they become melodies in themselves. At times graphic, playful and intimate, this is an artist using language in all its forms in an effort to create an original aesthetic of the word’.
Hanne Lippard was our guest in the programme ‘Tools for engagement: Feminism, the erotic view and the male gaze’ (part of SEX & the Sexual politics of the gaze).