Marianne Holm Hansen works across media and method to both understand and challenge existing perceptions — to uncover and interrogate the structures, norms, behavious and habits through which we are taught to operate, think and respond, and, in turn, to practically test how they may be used and applied, differently, to generate new ways of thinking and doing. She has a particular interest in language  – including how language use and convention may be exposed, re-written, re-appropriated or re-claimed to open up, rather than close-down, the potential for new meaning to emerge. Her current work is considering how the durational and temporal aspects of pause and pausing, on and off the page, may be conscientiously employed to create more inclusive forms of communication and, eventually, the space necessary for that communication to take place.

In parallel, and underpinned by concerns relating to access, status and value, Marianne has for the past 15 years worked with dialogue, and in dialogue with, diverse groups and individuals, community organisations, educational and exhibiting institutions to produce collaborations, workshops and live events that enable conversation and communal knowledge production across media, disciplines and socio-cultural divides. By not producing towards predetermined outcomes but by considering art, and arts practices, as sites for thinking-through and working-through particular sites or situations, her works range from the ephemeral and not-easily-or-immediately-measurable to residual text-based works, drawings, photography, moving-image, live events and publications, presented internationally in gallery and non-gallery contexts alike.

Marianne Holm Hansen studied at the Fynske Academy of Fine Art, (Denmark), the International Center of Photography (New York) and completed an MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice, at Goldsmiths (University of London). She has held fellowships and research residencies in the UK, USA, Finland, France and Serbia and received numerous awards, including from Arts Council England and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York. Her publications include '100 things not worth repeating: on repetition' (2011, LemonMelon, UK); 'Void As (A) - A Proposition' (2020, London, UK); and the recent monograph 'Typing (Not Writing) – LINES' (Plaugolt SatzWechsler, Germany, and Timglaset Editions, Sweden, 2020).

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