Artist Anne Hardy – In the Studio and on the Thames | TateShots

Artist Anne Hardy – In the Studio and on the Thames | TateShots

I construct environments that you enter
into Kind of an envelope, if you like which you can then be inside To don’t have a routine to the day really,
sometimes I might be sound editing sometimes I might be working with quite
big physical processors downstairs I often work with new materials
or try things out to see what they might do I always have to touch everything myself it’s
very much about the process and it’s the process isn’t something which I can
delegate to someone else because a lot of the decisions are very intuitive so these are the first test pieces to
check their works technically if this works then we’re gonna pull some really
big ones I just collect a lot of things in the
beginning I’m not really interested in things that already display their value
it’s about how things come together that becomes something interesting a lot of
the things I work with a little leftover materials they’re leftover things that
haven’t really got a particular purpose or use so they’re free to become
anything and I think the bits of space I’m interested in are also like that
they’re the leftover pieces of space like if you think of the city a bit like
becae and then you have these eddies and corners where things get stuck and get
left or the tide goes out and things are left there and I think the materials I
work with of those kind of things which are in a way other I think of a bit like
the unconscious of the collective unconscious of the city somehow it’s
like our memories or our you know it’s like all the all the things that you
have deep in your head you don’t really look at them most of the time but they
form you as a person this is as much as my studio as my
Studios GVA it feels very peaceful doesn’t it in a way but when the Suzie
put headphones on when you’re recording you just hear so much stuff these places I really like the agile
studio in terms of the thinking space and gathering space I suppose because
they’re full of unexpected encounters or accidents or things that you don’t
anticipate drifting down here it’s quite medicine to drifting’s took a really
nice sensation isn’t it because you’re making progress but it’s also out of
your control to get everything done and needs to be
quite a clear structure but then within that I like to allow processes to run
their course until our accidents to happen I can’t
ever say exactly what something will be until it’s finished and that will only
happen in situ i’ve often like kind of observed the worker distance to see how
people relate to how they react to it how they move through it I went in one
day in one of the gallery guards he said you can’t believe what I saw yesterday
there was a 16 year old girl weightlifting with your concrete I can’t
believe that this happened and he was shocked because it was a gallery and he
you know he was that people know that they shouldn’t touch things in the
gallery and that’s true but in another way I was quite thrilled by that
reaction cuz the fact that she’d done that meant that she had totally embraced
the I mean oh she didn’t feel like she was in Hayward Gallery anymore I guess
everything that I do might be focused towards creating this
particular atmosphere so you can of course see an image of it and you can
read about it but you can’t really understand what it is unless you’re
within it and that’s the main thing about this works it’s the feeling of
being in them you

Dereck Turner

7 thoughts on “Artist Anne Hardy – In the Studio and on the Thames | TateShots



  2. Art Robot - Productions says:

    charming ,…….. & truly Delightful Thank you ,.///////////././..


    drifting is sure nice 💙

  4. Name: Learning says:

    I would like to be informed of whom the musical soundtrack could be credited.

  5. missing Link says:

    not my cup of tea.

  6. Soho Jade Sun says:


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