Belfast-based Michael Hanna is the official Artist in Residence for Northern Ireland Science Festival 2017. Within his practice, Hanna appropriates evocative materials including acoustic foam and perforated steel, along with tactile art materials such as wet clay, rubber and plastics. These are integrated with video projection and animation in what has been described as showing a “healthy disregard for institutional boundaries between disciplines”.
Predictable Contact sees the creation of immersive, synthetic environments using a combination of sculptural elements, video, and sound. It is inspired by scientific methodology and classification, and continues the artist’s interest in psychological research on learning. The exhibition considers how we make sense of the world both visually and conceptually.
This exhibition has been generously supported by British Council Northern Ireland.