Hannah Gardiner

Hannah Gardiner

Live Art, Sculpture, Installations, videos, collaborations and Random Musings

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I want to draft a Community Manifesto of Art and Permaculture, and want as many people to be involved as possible!! To be part of the project please give your opinion here:





"new metaphors have the power to create new reality . . . this can happen when
we start to comprehend our experience in terms of metaphor, and it becomes a
deeper reality when we begin to act in terms of it . . . If a new metaphor enters
the conceptual system that we base our action on, it will alter that conceptual
system and the perceptions and actions that the system gives rise to"
Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M. (2003). Metaphors we live by.


I am an artistic soul. I am have always participated in various creative practices, from contemporary and classical dance or theatre, to sculpture and video. I come from Devon originally, and as such have a strong connection to the countryside and nature.

In 2010 I moved to London to work as an artist assistant; this monstrous, smelly, huge metropolis both shocked and inspired me. The psychic ripples spurred strong images to arise, at the same time I was introduced to the Live Art/Action Art scene, so and began to make Performance Art.

I think often metaphorically, and through my contorted visions I find much of life humorous (which often causes bouts of laughter at the bottom of escalators, to the surprise of other transport passengers)

In the past two years I have spent much time learning, working and being inspired by Permaculture. This is a philosophy and set of practices you can apply to your life to live more in harmony with nature and yourself. It is integrative and inclusive, it give solutions – not problems – and DIY solutions which are accessible to everyone.

My practice is now focused on art as exploration and learning, I am interested to share ideas and learn from others – to create scenarios and spaces for dialogue rather than just making a statement. Above all I am working to bring the ethics, philosophy and message of permaculture into my art practice and make constructive positive actions



Through 2010 and 2011 I performed and exhibited at a number of events small and large across the UK, including 'The Brighton Fringe' (2011) and an interdisciplinary project on Anorexia (Bath University, 2011). I also exhibited internationally at TIJD Festival (Holland, 2012) and FluxfestNYC (US, 2012).

In December 2012 I was granted 'The Artist International Development Fund' (from The British Arts Council and Arts Council England) to go and make Punto Social Temporal in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This was a social experiment which took the form of an Urban Intervention.

During the final part of 2013 I worked with various people in Mexico City, including the multidisciplinary collective 'Humus' and the festival of performance EXTRA



contact: hannahgardiner1@hotmail.com

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