photo credit: Kenneth Tang (Hawaii, 2010)

An ongoing project with Glasgow-based artist Ilana Halperin and Edinburgh-based curator Andrew Patrizio.

“Hand Held Lava” originated as a performance hosted by Triple Canopy at 177 Livingston, Brooklyn, on October 8, 2010. The videos included here were selected from a montage of clips found online, edited by Dana Kash, and shown during the performance. The project has since been performed at Cell Projects in London, Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, and Turner Contemporary in Margate, England. “Hand Held Lava” was commissioned by Triple Canopy through its 2010 call for proposals for the New Programming project area, supported in part by the Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York Council for the Humanities.

the Triple Canopy text can be read here....

with time, an audio recording will be available.

Ilana's work is marvelous and I encourage you to engage directly with it here at her site.