Ilana Halperin: Felt Events

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Artist Ilana Halperin shares her birthday with an Icelandic volcano. Working through the aesthetics of geology since the late 1990s, her multifaceted, conceptual practice unearths the intimate poetics of rocks, minerals, and body stones.

Halperin’s fieldwork has led her from erupting volcanoes in Hawaii to petrifying caves in France and geothermal springs in Japan. Felt Events surveys the last two decades of Halperin’s output (1999–2020), representing a mid-career moment of reflection.

This collection includes critical and experimental writing from international curators Lisa Le Feuvre and Naoko Mabon, art historians Andrew Patrizio and Dominic Paterson, anthropologist Jerry Zee, and writer Nicola White. It also offers examples of Halperin’s performance lectures, some of which appear in print for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherStrange Attractor Press
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)9781913689346
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2022


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