Hannah Raisin, SOAK I, 2015, HD Video, 4 minute loop, edition of 3 + 1AP
Edition of 3 + 1AP
As shown at MEDIA X MUMM Art Central Hong Kong 2017
Sensation, bodily action and interaction inform the politics of Hannah Raisin's performance, video and photographic practice. In her work she engages in actions as a framework for questioning social and cultural conventions. More recently these playful re-imaginings of the human body and its politics have manifested in gestures of enveloping, holding, and amphibious folding.
Soak I presents video developed on a residency program in outback Australia. Exploring what it is to be a contemporary Australian female in an iconic, yet foreign landscape Raisin offers a scenario where we question our own familairty with this space that we inhabit.
Surrounded by the water that seasonally invigorates the northern landscape, Soak I celebrates the sensation of being immersed in the material make up and contained space of the mythic water hole.
Hannah Raisin is an emerging Melbourne based video and performance artist. In 2012 she received first class honours at VCA and has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout Australia since 2007.
Raisin was a recipient of both the 2013 Australia Council for the Arts Art Start and New Work Grants. In 2012 she recieved VCA's Rosemary Ricker, Shelmerdine Art, Substation and NGV Women's Association awards. She recieved a 2010 Jump mentorship, 2009 Next Wave Kickstart, was a member of Arts Victoria's Youth Arts Reference Group 2010-2012 and was also co-founder of Rear View Gallery 2008-2010.