26 09 2006






Exhibition Dates: Oct 13 - Oct 14, 2006
Opening Reception: Oct 13, and 14th - screenings at 7 & 9pm

A project by Terence Hannum
Featuring Sunn o)))

40000 is pleased to present the premiere of EVOCATION, a new film by artist Terence Hannum featuring the band Sunn 0))). Filmed during a May 2006 performance at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, Terence Hannum’s video manipulates and reconstructs the sub-harmonic auditory experience of a Sunn 0))) live performance. The artist creates a stunning visual counterpart to the drone metal band’s sinister vocals and ritualistic study of volume. His film maintains the integrity of the live experience, while enhancing the eerie theatricality Sunn 0))) imposes on the audience.

The installation of EVOCATION in the gallery will include a three-channel video with sound and a recent suite of photographs made by the artist. The 23-minute video comprises a liberal edit of Sunn 0)))’s music, soft sweeping pans of the stage, gentle cross dissolves, and a crowd enraptured. Further Hannum documents the physicality of noise reverberating in the band’s equipment, an image that mimics the robe clad band’s color-smoked performance. The results are pulsing and not to be missed.

Hannum’s detailed photographs examine inanimate portraits of large amplifiers found on the stages of various punk, post-punk, noise-rock, and metal bands (including Sunn 0))), who take their name from a brand of legendary speaker). These photos, simultaneously obvious and abstract, echo the video EVOCATION as the artist studies the surface where hums and vibrations are reduced to the silences of the amplifier’s gridded boundaries. In both media Hannum connects soundscapes with collaborative live performance, leaving the audience to resonate with a wraith-like sonic aftermath.

The Artist
Terence Hannum graduated with an MFA in 2004 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions include the venues Polvo, the Suburban and Gallery 400, all in Chicago. Recent group exhibitions in Chicago include the Beverly Art Center, Western Exhibitions, 40000, and The Guest Room. Outside Chicago group exhibitions include telephonebooth (KA), Commerce Street Warehouse (Houston), and Southern Exposure (San Francisco). Terence is also a member of the Chicago bands Unlucky Atlas and Locrian and is currently a visiting artist at Columbia College, Chicago. For more information about the artist please visit: www.terencehannum.com.

* The gallery will be open during regular hours, 11-6pm on the 13th & 14th


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