Stephanie Hanna works situation-specifically in the fields of participative arts, spatial installations, video and performance. As a visually oriented artist, Stephanie Hanna is researching life and people through shifting objects, images and their interpretations. She also likes to introduce new thoughts. Her artistic interventions most often take place in public space, in surprising, unannounced and unframed ways.
In her art, Stephanie Hanna researches life and people through shifting objects, images and their interpretations. Her artistic interventions often happen unannounced and unframed in (semi-) public spaces, and are only sometimes documented. She studied theater design in Berlin and in Utrecht, Netherlands and received the MA “Art in Context” at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
Stephanie has realized works in collaboration with cultural institutions such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Akademie Remscheid and Autostadt Wolfsburg and many other art spaces and festivals across Berlin and Europe. Her project space „Donau Ecke Ganghofer” has recently won, amongst others, the Berlin Senate project space prize for her curation of performances and installations in the spacious department store window in Neukölln, visible 24/7, in every stage of the work, including the preparations and shifts from one artist to the next (since 2011).
“Lichtbad,” (video loop, hd, 5.45min, shown in a digital photo/video frame) Hanna’s contribution to The Beholder group show at SomoS, stems from previous video documentation of ephemeral happenings, unannounced performances, transitions and shifts of objects, images and their interpretations. The showcased video installation exists as a result of this documentation, the first of which being a 68-minute loop of painting the sky, based on the documentation of seven paintings, from dawn till dusk, edited by Hanna herself. Others show clips of the artist swimming, painting her smile, etc.. The interpretation, purpose, and intention of the video is solely and completely dependent on the viewers, themselves.