b. 1988 in Filderstadt (Germany); lives and works in Basel and Zurich, Swiss/USA
Hannah Weinberger uses familiar sound loops in her deployment of works that are stories the spectator can test out according to his position in space and his personal inclinations. Using musical composition tools readily available online, she sets up sound flows that defy the standard notions of dissemination, listening and creativity.
Hannah Weinberger’s film at La Sucrière is a counterpoint to the sound work she is presenting at the macLYON. The film she is showing is exclusively made up of apparently disparate film and sound clips thathave, however, been carefully edited to build up anexpectation – that of a feature film in preparation. Forthis “trailer”, she uses the conventional techniques ofthe genre: for example, music specially composed toemphasise the highlights of the coming film. Weinberger’sstatement is about the uses of “storytelling” when its aim is to shape people’s behaviour or tochange the identity of individuals and of communities.Here trailer, which at first sight seems to be telling what amounts to a common story, could quite easilybe concealing a myth or even a tragedy.With the kind support of Focal, partner of the 12th Biennalede Lyon, and the Goethe-Institut Lyon.