Ilana Halperin: Felt Events, 19 November 2015
Within Seismology earthquakes are often referred to as Felt Events.
In the Spring of 2014, Ilana Halperin used the term to title an evening
performance at the mouth of Fingals Cave, Staffa. With a small audience
and standing amongst the resounding columnar basalt of the cave,
Halperins spoken-words worked with the temporalities of geological and
Halperin will give a performance of Felt Events for a Leeds audience,
followed by a discussion with Anna Reid (Pavilion).
19 November, 6-8pm
At: Life on Earth Gallery (basement), Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH
Book online or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 343 2718
Halperin explores the position of her body and imagination within and as
part of geological phenomena. Halperin has boiled milk in the 100 degree
Celsius sulphur spring of an active volcano; has held the Allende
Meteorite in her own hands and has scaled the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. She has
collaborated with organisations including the Global Volcanism Programme,
the British Geological Survey and Earthwatch.
Solo exhibtions include Steine at the Berliner Medizinhistorsches Museum
der Charité, Hand Held Lava at Schering Stiftung, Berlin and Physical
Geology (slow time) at Artists Space, New York.