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Sigune Hamann

Reader in Art and Media Practice
University of the Arts London
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Sigune  Hamann


Sigune Hamann is an artist and Reader in Art and Media Practice at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Her work encompasses photography and video in multi-disciplinary collaborations. In photographs, videos, installations and online environments she explores the effects of time and perception on the construction of images.

Installations include photographic panoramic film-strips (Kunstraum Düsseldorf 2017, Durham Museum and Art Gallery 2013, 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) .

Hamann is currently working on a two-year interdisciplinary research project on perception and attention in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University with leading neuroscientist Kia Nobre. The first experiments were exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum early 2017.

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, with a DAAD scholarship. She was awarded residencies at Delfina Studio Trust, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, the V&A and Tokyo Wonder Site. Hamann initiated and curated the symposium Stillness and Movement for Tate Modern and CCW Graduate School in 2010.

Hamann’s practice, research and teaching are closely interlinked. She develops cross-disciplinary projects and explores models of practice at the meeting point of art, design and science.

Educational projects include Changing Perception of Images, a CCW competition across all levels and disciplines for the Wellcome Collection Windows, resulting in 2 year public installations; Interpreting Objects with Camberwell Collection, NissenRichards Architects and the V&A, funded by Creativeworks London; Negotiating and inhabiting space with Lambeth Council; the Camberwell Book Prize with Duncan Wooldridge and a new platform for arts/design and science students with Oxford University and Jonathan Kearney, MA Digital Arts Camberwell.

My work deals with the passing of time in the fixing and reading of images and the perception and recollection of events. This encompasses hybrid media forms including photography, video, sound and performative elements.
In photographic film-strips, video loops, installations and online environments I explore the effects of time and perception on the construction of images in our minds. This includes the changing relationships of stillness and movement, narrative structures, direct address and the creative potential of new and old media.

With rapid technological developments and the production of increasing numbers of images we are no longer reading images only as forms, as we used to do, but also experiencing them now as events, grouped, layered, fragmented, and changing over time. The conventions in seeing and processing information are changing across disciplines. My research involves methods of generating, processing and deconstructing images.

Following on from collaborations with the Wellcome Trust I currently research perception and attention in parallel with scientific research from neuroscience and experimental psychology at Oxford University. I explore how the playful experimental treatment and physical handling and viewing of images can test and shift our perception of ourselves and relating to others.

Grants and awards

(Figures indicate amount awarded to UAL)

Research Outputs

Conference, Symposium or Workshop item


Current research students

  • Owain Caruana-Davies, Spatial Obsolescence: Representing human-spatial relationships within communities grieving architectural destruction (Joint supervisor)
  • Ellen de Medeiros Nunes, Block-experiments in Cosmococa – Program in Progress: renewing the past and tracing the future (Lead supervisor)


Fine art