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Hannah Weinberger

wedidntwant
toleave.live

Sep 17, 2020

Sep 20, 2020

wedidntwanttoleave.live is an interactive sound experience by Basel-based artist Hannah Weinberger, and an exhibition taking place over the course of four days in thirteen host sites around the world.

Entering the website, visitors activate an ambient composition through the step counter sensors on their smartphone devices, each new participant adding layer upon layer to the live collaboration across time zones. The physical spaces simultaneously host the collective experience, where visitors access the website through a designated QR-code on site to contribute to the rhythmic pulse.

The sonar algorithm only comes alive with the presence of a visitor to the website, otherwise remaining dormant, placing the viewer in the position of both active performer and passive receiver. Audience participation is accentuated by the installations in each physical site, filming visitors as they move through a seemingly infinite projection, while the sound grows in volume with the exchange of vibrations and the movement of bodies through space.

The project was initially conceived for Weinberger’s solo exhibition at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva in autumn 2019, under the technical direction of Rocket Science. This new adaptation marks the inaugural exhibition of Fitzpatrick Gallery, and is co-produced by The Performance Agency, a curatorial platform and production studio that unites artists to create site-specific live experiences. The project is supported by ProHelvetia, Kanton Basel-Stadt, and the Guggenheim Stiftung.

Special thanks to all the host sites. Without their generous support and collaborative spirit this project could not have been realized.

HANNAH WEINBERGER is a Swiss artist born in 1988. She lives and works in Basel and holds a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Fine Arts in Zurich. She has presented solo exhibitions at: Quartier General, La Chaux de Fonds (2020); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2019); Villa Merkel, Esslingen (2018); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2017); Freymond Guth, Basel (2016); Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2016); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016); Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (2015); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (2014); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2014); Kunsthalle Freiburg (2013); Swiss Institute, New York (2012); and Kunsthalle Basel (2012). Her work has been presented internationally at such institutions as: Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (2020); Centro Centro, Madrid (2019); Fridericianum, Kassel (2019); Art Parcours, Art Basel (2018); Copenhagen Contemporary (2017); Okayama Art Summit (2016); Migros Museum, Zürich (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2012); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2011); Kunstverein München, Munich (2011); Kunsthaus Glarus (2010) et. al. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including: Georg und Josi Guggenheim Prize (2016), Swiss Art Award (2019), and the first Swiss Emerging Artist Prize (2018) of Société Générale Private Banking Switzerland.

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LOCATIONS:

BASEL
Institut Kunst
Dreispitzhalle, Helsinki-Strasse 5, 4142 Münchenstein / Basel, Switzerland

Opening Hours: 12 - 6 pm

BERLIN
TV Bar
Potsdamer Strasse 151, 10783 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: 2 - 7 pm

DHAKA
Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts
Balia, Thakurgaon, Bangladesh

Opening Hours: 4 - 7 pm

LAGOS
16/16
16 Kofo Abayomi St
Victoria Island 000010, Lagos, Nigeria

Opening Hours: 8 - 10 pm

LOS ANGELES
MAK, Mackey Apartments
1137 South Cochran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA

Opening Hours: 3 - 8 pm

MEXICO CITY
Casa Pani
Calle Rio Po 14. Cuauhtémoc, 06500, Mexico City, Mexico

Opening Hours: 3 - 8 pm

NEW YORK
Honey’s
93 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA

Opening Hours: 3 - 7 pm

OSLO
Schloss
Kirkegårdsgata 14, 0558 Oslo, Norway

Opening Hours: 4 - 7 pm

PARIS
LAMYLAND
7 bis place du Palais Bourbon, 75007 Paris, France

Opening Hours: 12 - 7 pm

SÃO PAULO
Caracol Bar
R. Jaguaribe, 76 - Vila Buarque, São Paulo - SP, 01224-000, Brazil

Opening Hours: Saturday, September 20th, 5pm - 12am

SHANGHAI
Club All
2F 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, Shanghai, China

Opening Hours: 4 - 7 pm

TEHRAN
Pejman Foundation
Kandovan Bldg
No. 17, Ghazali St., Hafez Ave., Tehran, Iran

Opening Hours: 12 - 9 pm

TOKYO
Fig.
3-27-6 2F, Kita-otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0004, Japan

Opening Hours: 12 - 7pm

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts

Lagos, Nigeria
16/16

Oslo, Norway
Schloss

Paris, France
LAMYLAND

Paris, France
LAMYLAND

Paris, France
LAMYLAND

Paris, France
LAMYLAND

PRESENTED BY:
Fitzpatrick Gallery

PRODUCED BY:
The Performance Agency

SUPPORTED BY:
ProHelvetia
Stadt Basel
Guggenheim Stiftung

TECHNICAL DIRECTION BY:
Rocket Science