Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy, Liquid Landscape, 2018 © Anne Hardy. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. Photo: Angus Mill

Anne Hardy, Liquid Landscape, 2018 © Anne Hardy. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. Photo: Angus Mill

Anne Hardy, Liquid Landscape, 2018 © Anne Hardy. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. Photo: Angus Mill

Anne Hardy, Descent (The Depth of Darkness, the Return of the Light), 2020 © Anne Hardy. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Anne Hardy’s walk-in sculptural installations – which she calls FIELDworks – combine physical materials with light and sound to create immersive, sensory environments that are both convincing and fragile. She regards these installations as sentient spaces; environments that can be temporarily inhabited but have lives of their own, altering and changing regardless of visitors or time. Imagining the city as a sea in constant flux, with tides and backwaters akin to our unconscious, she creates alternative versions of our everyday world using materials and objects, sounds and other intangible things that she finds in places which she describes as ‘pockets of wild space … where loose-ends, feelings and thoughts collect.’

 

Anne Hardy‌ ‌(born‌ ‌1970‌,‌ St Albans)‌ ‌lives‌ ‌and‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ ‌London.‌ Hardy‌ ‌studied‌ ‌at‌ ‌Cheltenham‌ ‌School‌ ‌of‌ ‌Art‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Royal‌ ‌College‌ ‌of‌ ‌Art,‌ ‌London.‌ ‌

Anne Hardy, Descent (The Depth of Darkness, the Return of the Light), 2020 © Anne Hardy. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

I want the work to give you the feeling that it is performing for you, and around you; that it is a poetic being with which you can spend time but can never fully understand.

– Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy, Rising Heat (The Depth of Darkness, the Return of the Light), 2020 © Anne Hardy. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Anne Hardy, Rising Heat (The Depth of Darkness, the Return of the Light), 2020. © Anne Hardy, courtesy Maureen Paley, London.
Anne Hardy, Liquid Landscape, 2018 © Anne Hardy. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. Photo: Anne Hardy

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Anne Hardy, Liquid Landscape, 2018 © Anne Hardy. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. Photo: Anne Hardy