Join UK-based artist Hannah Hull to launch her new publication, Home Is Place That Visits Me. In the illustrated text, Hannah considers how houses drive us mad. Inviting us into the Bad House, Hannah takes us through the lengths of childhood silence, the sound of running footsteps and the motions of safety scissors from art class. Home Is Place That Visits Me was created during a residency with Trinity Square Video, as part of the curatorial project Architecture After the Asylum.
The evening will open with a reading by author Hannah Hull, followed by an open dialogue with curator Sajdeep Soomal. Attendees will gather to discuss the many facets of living in Toronto. Can artists survive given the disproportionately high costs of living in the city coupled with disproportionately low incomes? Why is the relationship between Toronto housing and people living with mental health and/or addiction issues so often hostile? Join us for an open format discussion.
Hannah Hull in an artist and musician living in Shropshire, England. Her work is often dialogue-based and temporal. As part of her practice, she delivers and consults on creative practice for social change, through her practice-based PhD, for which she has a studentship at Goldsmiths, University of London with the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship. Home Is Place That Visits Me is a companion to Close To Home, a collection of songs to be released under the alias ‘Burning Salt.’
Architecture After the Asylum is a curatorial project that presents an open dialogue about asylums, psychiatric hospitals and mental health institutions that flows through sanity and insanity. The project – and the residency – is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council – Conseil des arts de l’Ontario.