mariana hahn@mariana.hahn

Performance artist, visual artist, video artist www.marianahahn.com

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mariana hahn

"Hair receiver" based on the porcelain hair receivers used by women in the early twentieth century to collect their waste hair to be used later for jewelry or hair pieces. This one was made for my museum show in china and instead of porcelain i used clay and heavy black ash and mineral glazing and they are really heavy as objects too. They are a chaos into which the waste hair goes, in which its stirs until it comes back out as something new. Beautiful chaos. An archive containing so many possibilities for worlds to rise again.


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An island as archive. The sea as archive. An archive disintegrated from within, then a loss of memory. Based on the shape of nummulites, tiny fossiles of one cell organisms, holding immense memory, a little ancient consciousness. Burnt hand dyed silk. #silk#fabric#memory#island#archive#sea#ocean#memory#fossiles#nummulites#eocene#organisme#loss#disintegration photo @wolframhahnstudio


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Archive. Archived performative gesture. Body fabric. Silk. Shellack. #body#archive#conserving#theact#gesture#performance#art#body#fabric#silk#shellack @galleriamarioiannelli


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Metramorphic event-encounter #drawing


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Drawing


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Specimen


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"It isnt easy but it is" 2015, a video i made in HK in the South China Sea. I made a fish net and went to the sea to fish for the stories of the women i was looking for on my journey (water retains memory). We encountered what to me seemed like Titans standing in the salty waters, stealing my infinity, cutting the horizon (the pillars are the HK-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the longest sea crossing bridge in the world, 55km) . The fishermen i was with were scared of them, they never have been so close to the Titans. They said they were not allowed to go beyond the pillars onto the open sea, if they did they'd be fined immensely. Equally they told me that within the periphery of the pillars there were hardly fish left. I was trying fish for the traces, the story of the Zishunu women, which somewhat seemed in vain, trying to make a muted sea speak to you. The video was on view at @mill6chat and the Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Gunagzhou www.rmcart.org #RMCA#video#art#hk#seabridge#zhuhai#macau#titans#water#sea#fishermne#silent#ocean##journey#story#memory#water#horizon#search#women#silksisters#traces#periphery


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"Seven sisters" "bones" human hair, ink, specimens. Hair as archive. On view at the Ding Shung Museum, China which is part of the Teda Museum Tianjin, China. #china#museum#soloshow#hair#ink#bones#sevensisters#braids#specimen#tedatianjin#


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"Slow dance" currently still on view at the Ding Shun Museum (Teda museum), Fujian, Ningde, China. #soloshow#museum#china#hair#fatewntwined#dance#slow#slow#dance#snow#dress#fabric#skin#memory#videoart#performanceart


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