Hanne Lippard is an artist whose works are based on text and sound. The human voice, often her own, is her main tool and means of creation. Based on stereotypes of everyday language, Lippard creates compositions of words, repetition and alienations. In her performances, the voice becomes a conductor to tell stories of accumulated speech—consisting of quotes, slogans, text messages, advertisements and melodic abstractions.
Hanne Lippard’s full-time presence in Moscow was acted out in small single performances, accidental encounters with visitors and spontaneous readings under the motto of “Blackout”. For this, Lippard did found her material on site in the course of the biennial through interaction with the participants. Her involvement also included unannounced alterations of the space for which she was provided with a “carte blanche”.