HI, I'M HANNAH PIPER BURNS (SHE/HER)
And I am an ✌️extramundane anthropologist ✌️of my culture's phenomena, detritus, kitsch, and trauma, working across time-based art, text, curation, & divination.
I am guided by the axioms “as above, so below” and “not either/or, but both and yes.”
My project-based and often site-specific practice is stewed and brewed from runoff of the endless archive, evoking ambivalent embodiment, intimacy with complicity, and the quotidian metaphysical.
I play fast and loose with the idea of mediums and materials.
In 2020-2021, I have released LILIES, a widely-shown and critically-acclaimed collaboration with Joni Renee Whitworth
ALONGING, an experimental short about seeking and being sought by a sublime, divine presence
& a foraged footage music video for CLOACA by Jan Julius, off their new album Meat Shot Idyllic on Noumenal Loom Records.
Since 2018, I have participated in the group shows "Mass Residue" at Art at the Cave in Vancouver, Washington
“Can Touch This” at PCC's Paragon Arts Center in Portland
& “Hot Rolled” at Outback Arthouse in Los Angeles
as well as a two-person show, “Shattersquelch/The Utmost Natural,” with Ryan Fontaine
at HAIR + NAILS in Minneapolis
& a solo exhibition, “Venus Retrograde,” at the Portland Art Museum (in the APEX series curated by Grace Kook-Anderson).
I was featured in the Northwest Film Center’s “Not Sorry: Feminist Experimental Film from the 1970s to Today” curated by Mia Ferm and Kristin Lené Hole
& the textbook Film Feminisms: A Global Perspective (by Hole and Dijana Jelača).
I curated the experimental film + video programs "MAIDENMOTHERCRONE," which has screened at the Walker Art Center and the Echo Park Film Center
& "Goddex Resistrix," which has screened at the Boathouse Microcinema and the Echo Park Film Center.
My full CV is available upon request...