Hannah Hilary Enkel, BENDING OVER BACKWARDS & BEATING A DEAD HORSE

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MARCH 30- APRIL 21, 2012

Reception:
March 30, 2012 7-11pm

Artists Involved:
Hannah Hilary Enkel

Over a period of two years Hannah Enkel has collected various items and observations while working as a house cleaner. Taken from the vacuum bags of the houses Hannah Enkel cleans at, this project is a collection of those contents. Enkel has created an archive: contained, dated and labelled with descriptive observations of situations involving the stranger’s belongings seen at these houses. Cleaning houses has given her the opportunity to inhabit stranger’s intimate spaces and form opinions about them from the things that they own, as well as their (often strange) habits. Collecting both observations and debris that is obviously unwanted; (fallen food, dust, hair etc.) and placing them in the same container, highlights Enkel’s seemingly invisible role within private spaces that have been made public through her presence.