Glasgow international

Michelle Hannah



Keener is a new durational performance and exhibition by Michelle Hannah, exploring the thematic tropes found in Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, cosmic pessimism, the materiality of fashion/corporate events, post-digital beliefs and the Irish tradition of ‘keeners’.

The term ‘keener’ references women hired to sing at funeral wakes as a vocal form of mourning. Through this exhibition this analogy is used to grieve the Anthropocene; to lament, entice, and detach. Photography, soundscapes, video and theatrical apocalyptic aesthetics combine to provide a decadent sculptural ambience.

Supported by Glasgow International, Inhouse and Creative Scotland.

Fri 20 – Sun 29 April
Thu – Sun, 12-5pm (Performance daily at 3pm)

Thu 3 – Mon 7 May
Thu – Mon, 12-5pm (Performance daily at 3pm)

Partially accessible

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