Sigune Hamann

Reader - Art and Media Practice

Camberwell College of Arts

Biography

Sigune Hamann is an artist who deals with still and moving images. In photographs, videos, installations and online environments she explores the effects time and perception have on the construction of mental images. Formed by her previous experience of collaborations in the performing arts Hamann's sequential installations combine factual and fictional fragments. Projects include film-strips (ISEA, Istanbul Biennale 2011, Kunsthalle Mainz 2008, Gallery of Photography, Dublin 2008, Harris Museum, Preston 2005); wave (Wellcome Collections 2012), the walking up and down bit (BFI 2009) and Dinnerfor1 (British Council and transmediale Berlin 2005).

Born in Frankfurt am Main, Hamann graduated from the University of the Arts Berlin before completing an MA (distinction) at the Royal College of Art, London. She is a Senior Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts and an associate member of TrAIN. Hamann initiated and curated the symposium Stillness and Movement for CCW Graduate School and Tate Modern in 2010.

Research interests

The creative potential of old and new media, photography, video, sound and performative elements, changing relationships of stillness and movement, narrative structures, direct address and identity in urban and media environments.

Research statement

I investigate the creative potential of old and new media. This encompasses hybrid media forms including photography, video, sound and performative elements.  With the rapid technological developments we are no longer reading images only as forms, as we used to do, but also experiencing them now as events, grouped, fragmented, layered and changing over time. 

In my research and teaching I explore how we construct images including the changing relationships of stillness and movement, narrative structures and direct address and identity in urban and media environments.

Selected research outputs