Hanna Tuulikki is showing work at the Dovecot Studios as part of a group exhibition exploring women’s textile histories
The exhibition at Dovecot Studios explores the story of women’s work in textiles, taking a closer look at key women in the tapestry studio’s history.
Hanna’s featured work spinning-in-stereo is a piece of music drawing on a traditional Gaelic spinning song. It is a recording of Hanna herself and Mischa Macpherson, singer and musician from Lewis.
Echoing the cycle of working with wool and its associated musical traditions, the piece is presented as a visual score and a vinyl LP record.
The exhibition Daughters of Penelope runs from 20 July 2017 until 20 January 2018.
Hanna Tuulikki is currently on a 10 month residency at the School of PPLS’ Centre for Language Evolution, thanks to funding by the Leverhulme Trust.
Hanna is an artist, composer and performer who uses voice and gesture to explore human connections with places and each other. The residency will allow her to gain an understanding about research into language origins and cultural evolution, using this knowledge to inform a new body of artistic work.
The Centre for Language Evolution is a world-leading research centre exploring the evolution of communication, language, music, and culture, and the interactions between science and art.
The Centre has a track record of involvement with innovative artistic practice. For example, Centre Director Professor Simon Kirby co-created Cybraphon, a musical robot that was awarded a Scottish BAFTA in 2009 and is now part of the National Museum of Scotland's permanent collection.