Gill Hedleyback

Curator & Contemporary Art Consultant

Sigune Hamann

Gill Hedley speaking at Site Gallery, Sheffield, in 2006

Sigune Hamann

Brief Biography for the exhibition at St John's College, Oxford, 


Sigune Hamann Did You Spot the Gorilla, 2019

Sigune Hamann’s work encompasses photography, video and sound in multi-disciplinary collaborations. She explores the effects of time and perception on the construction of images in interventions and online environments.

Central to her work are panoramic photographic film-strips that she exposes in an analogue photographic camera in one rewinding movement. She uses these panning movements to build installations. In the summer of 2018 she installed three permanent photographic interventions for the new Papworth Hospital at Cambridge University commissioned by Future City including an 80 metre film-strip.

Installations include film-strips at 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 and video projects wave (Wellcome Collections 2012); the walking up and down bit (BFI 2009) and Dinnerfor1 (British Council and Transmediale Berlin 2005). She has been awarded residencies at Delfina Studio Trust, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, the V&A, Tokyo Wonder Site and Oxford University.

Sigune Hamann is a part-time Reader in Art and Media Practice at the University of the Arts London, teaching in Photography at Camberwell College of Art. As curator she devised the symposium Stillness and Movement for Tate Modern in 2013 and The Changing Perception of Images for the Wellcome Trust 2013-2015. Online projects include:

→ www.nothingbutthetruth.org.uk
→ www.walkaloneneverwalkalone.net
→ www.film-strips.net
→ www.sharedlanguage.co.uk