Makeshift - Departure (set #1)Hannah Fox
, in conversation with Frances Babbage, approaches the themes of 'archive' and 'exile' through the lens of 'acts'. The archive carries traces of past acts, but is rarely thought of as active in the present. Bringing acts to
an archive of exile means making the archive active in the present, and suggests that exile is a restless act that makes its own kind of archive. Hannah's work stems from the experience of an 'Outsider' childhood lived 'on the road' with the nomadic artists collective Welfare State International. It invokes the idea of nomadism, using temporary framings, in particular the motif of caravans, to create an active and participatory archive of exile.
Here we see two images of Hannah Fox's piece "Makeshift" from its second room, "Departure".