Somerset House Studios

hmn11 hosted by Anne Tallentire and Chris Fite-Wassilak

Mon 27 Nov 2017
18.30 - 19.30

Each hmn event is free to attend and all are welcome. Space is limited, RSVP essential to

River Rooms
New Wing

A quarterly sound-based test centre.

Somerset House Studios hosts hmn, an evening where artists and workers from a range of backgrounds are each given up to seven minutes to present a new work. Hmn aims to provide a simple, intimate and unique platform for testing what sound is and can be.

The eleventh edition of hmn will feature Paul Clinton, Josie Cockram, Gino Saccone, Corin Sworn and Frank Wasser.

Each hmn event is free to attend and all are welcome. Space is limited, RSVP essential to


Paul Clinton is a writer, curator and editor based in London. For four years he was associate editor at the magazines Frieze and Frieze Masters. He now works freelance, regularly writing for magazines including London Review of Books, Art Monthly and The White Review, and is a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design.

Josie Cockram lives in Cornwall and works with moving image, sculpture, sound and photographic print. Her work starts with recordings of architecture, events and voices. But, there is slippage, or seepage, between objectness, imageness and audio that disrupts the language of documentation. Her practice values the evasive, the inarticulate, the peripheral.

Gino Saccone works with pictures and intentions that span a repertoire of subject matter in a wave of unpredictability. Figurative, abstract and with a base in drawing, results ferment and often transform into large textiles and objects. Lives and works 5.3 kilometres away.

Corin Sworn creates films and installations that weave together history, memories and fragments of true and imagined stories. She has had a variety of national and international exhibitions, won the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2013 and she teaches at the Ruskin School of Art. Sworn is presently undertaking research funded by a Leverhulme Prize.

Frank Wasser is an artist from Dublin, Ireland currently based in London. Wasser's practice takes the form of writing, performance, conversations and rumours. Some recent exhibitions and performances include: 'Tendencies in Contemporary Art: A history of fabricated history' for the European Cultural Academy, Venice, Question Centre and A-Z at RCA Riverlight curated by Maria C.M.P de Pontes, London.

Chris Fite-Wassilak is a writer and critic, a regular contributor to art publications and the author of other writings on dry cleaning, speech bubbles and abandoned sculpture parks.

Anne Tallentire is an artist who employs concepts such as itinerancy and residue in relation to urban environments. Her work juxtaposes action, objects and image using a range of media such as video, text, sound, performance and photography.