A Hanley is an artist currently living on Wurundjeri Country in Melbourne, Australia. Their practice uses sound and media to explore relations among queer ecologies, attunement, situatedness and speculative practices. Engaging forms of performance, installation and collaboration, Hanley's work is interested in audition as an affective practice and the possibilities of sound and technology to support and alter the sonic expressions of humans and non-humans.
They have recently developed INTERWORLD (2021) at Brunswick Mechanics Institute supported by Next Wave and have exhibited SUNKLAND (2021), commissioned by Liquid Architecture, and presented at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery.
In 2020, Hanley published Translating Ambiance Through Queer Ecologies: A Speculative Cartographic Imaginary (2020) in Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts, they were an artist in residence at Bogong Centre for Sound Culture (2020), and featured work at Avantwhatever Festival (2020) and Speak Percussion’s SD Series (2020). In 2019 they were the recipient of the Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival, Best Sound Art Award 2019 (IRE).
In recent years they have presented work at Screen & Sound Cultures Eco_Media Symposium (2019), Falls Festival (2019), A Night at the Nicholas (2019), Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival (2019), The Black Box Theatre (2018), Mapping Melbourne (2018), The Design Hub (2017), Crack Theatre Festival (2016), Melbourne Meat Markets (2016), 107 Projects (2016) and have been broadcast on Soundproof, ABC Radio National, 3RRR and FBi Radio.
June 7, 2019
"I explored holding and responding. I explored the possibilities of sound as a facilitator and... "I explored holding and responding. I explored the possibilities of sound as a facilitator and communicator of memories, embodied and expressed. I explored themes of death, displacement, collective memory, and personal stories."