Friday 6 May 2022 at 15.00
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings (both b.1991, Newcastle and London) live and work in South-East London. Working across film, drawing, installation, performance and fresco, Hannah and Rosie address the sociocultural and political structures that reinforce conservatism and discriminatory practices within and around the LGBTQ+ community. Their work archives the politics, histories and aesthetics of queer spaces and culture in the West, and proposes strategies for the redistribution of power in relation to gender, class and race.
Quinlan and Hastings are represented by Arcadia Missa in London and Isabella Bortolozzi in Berlin. They are recipients of the 2020 Film London Jarman award and have presented their work at the Centre Pompidou, MOSTYN, Focal Point Gallery, Pinchuk Art Centre, Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, ICA London, and the Venice Architecture Biennale, among others. Later this year, they will have solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück in Germany and Art Now at Tate Britain.
The Open Mouth is a nomadic platform for students at the HFBK, initiated by Annika Larsson. Through a series of events with students and invited guests it forms a room for performance, sound, the moving image, experimentation and socialization.