Stephanie Hanna, one of our artist-researchers finding #TracesofNorth in the Nordic Summer University:
“During the summer meeting in Estonia in 2019, I asked long-term, returning and first-time attendees about their impressions and recollections of this self-organised institution. From here, I will trace the h*story of the Nordic Summer University audio-visually through a subjective digestion of some of the keynote lectures which most appeal to me, offering theoretical thoughts which can incite emancipatory transitioning. I will digest these in a series of video observations called lightweight luggage for transitioning.”
How do we trace the shifting relation between a body and an idea? How can we embed the out-of-body experience, of an abstract idea, in a sensory experience?
Stephanie Hanna brings her pluridisciplinary art skills to glimpsing NSU’s memories. Winding back through NSU’s archive of keynote speeches, Stephanie will search for thoughts that give direction, hope and momentum for emancipatory transitioning into solid-ary forms of being and thinking together.
Welcome to a growing video library of embodied thoughts: segments of speeches that once sparked ideas will be re-voiced and overlaid with close, meditative, video observations of everyday actions.
Follow Stephanie’s journey of digging and excavating gems in the most unexpected places and combinations.