Prima Materia

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A publication exploring the interconnecting systems that speculate on the origins and shifting states of water.

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Prima Materia

A publication exploring the interconnecting systems that speculate on the origins and shifting states of water.

The publication Prima Materia accompanies Hannah Rowan’s show of the same name at Assembly Point (2019), which explores the interconnecting systems that speculate on the origins and many shifting states of water. The work sits within Rowan’s broader interest in the relationship between the epic span of geological time within natural processes and the fast paced, technology-driven frenetic activity of humans.

Prima Materia includes a commissioned text by Thomas Pringle and extracts from Esther Leslie.

It was designed and published by Assembly Point in collaboration with Lena Wurz.

Hannah Rowan
Hannah Rowan (b. 1990) is a London-based artist. She holds an MA in sculpture from the Royal College of Art and a BA(Hons) in fine art from Central Saint Martins, London. Selected solo shows include Prima Materia, Assembly Point, London, UK (2019); and Bodies of Water: Age of Fluidity, White Crypt, London, UK (2018). Group shows include Becoming Lithocene, Walter Phillips Satellite Space, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, CN (2019); I’m in the Bath of All Fours, Towards Blue Water (My Nose is Bleeding), Well Projects, Margate, UK (2019); and Site Work, Experimental Gallery Cornell University, Utica, USA (2019). Rowan has attended residencies at The Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden; The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity; The Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson and The Wassaic Project. She is recipient of the Gilbert Bayes Scholarship in Sculpture (2018) and the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts (2017) for her research in the Atacama Desert. In June 2019 she will be part of the Arctic Circle: Arts and Sciences Residency in Svalbard.

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