Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, 'Everything Is Folly In This World That Does Not Give Us Pleasure ’, 2021
Norman has a reputation for bringing new talent to the fore. This group show is titled ‘London Zeitgeist’ -- a reference to his 1982 show -- and that aims to capture the spirit of the now, circa 2021. Who else from your contemporaries would you also include as part of this spirit?
HANNAH QUINLAN & ROSIE HASTINGS:
There is an absolute flood of artistic talent in London. In particular, artists Gaby Sahhar, Jala Wahid, Reba Maybury, Lewis Hamilton, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Paul Maheke, Jenkin Van Zyl, Caspar Heinemann, Alex Margo Arden, Morag Keil, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Poets and performers Chloe Filani and Kai Isaiah Jamal are some who stand out for us. The list is endless!
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings
Hope, Joy, Youth, Peace, Rest, Life, Dust, Ashes, Waste, Want, Ruin, Despair, Madness, Cunning, Folly, Words, Wigs, Rags, Sheepskin, Plunder, Precedent, Jargon, Gammon and Spinach, 2019
In 2019 as part of Art Night, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings created a spectacle centred around a Gay Pride float traveling up Walthamstow Market towards the town square. The artists also screened a new video work accompanied by a musical score composed and performed live by Owen Pratt and Milo McKinnon. The score presented a queer music history, bringing together musical genres including Disco, House, High NRG, Techno and Pop. There was a live performances by singer-song writer Jesse Hultberg, founding member of 1980’s New York based group 3 Teens Kill 4 and dancer Ted Rodgers. The commission was both a celebration and a critique of contemporary Pride culture, exploring the tension between queer subcultures and the gay mainstream.
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