This week we welcome artist Ilana Halperin to our online Tuesday Talk whose work explores the relationships between geological phenomena and daily life.
Our Tuesday Talk series invites artists to share original films around what ‘in the studio’ means to them. Each short film will be followed by a live Q&A discussion about the artist’s work and topics raised in the film. The talk programme is taking place online and has been developed in collaboration with the LICA Fine Art department at Lancaster University.
Ilana Halperin, born in New York in 1973, is an artist based between Glasgow and the Isle of Bute. Her work explores the relationship between geology and daily life. She combines fieldwork in diverse locations – on volcanoes in Hawaii, caves in France, geothermal springs in Japan with an active studio-based practice. Her work has featured in solo exhibitions worldwide including Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité and Artists Space, New York. She was Inaugural Artist Fellow at National Museums Scotland. The Library of Earth Anatomy, a permanent commission, is at The Exploratorium, San Francisco. Minerals of New York toured to Leeds Arts University and The Hunterian in 2019. Her exhibition There Is A Volcano Behind My House at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute was postponed due to Covid-19 and will open Spring 2021. Ilana Halperin: Felt Events is forthcoming from Strange Attractor/MIT Press. Ilana shares her birthday with the Eldfell volcano in Iceland.