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Join this exclusive visit to the Hackney studio of Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press to learn more about the artist’s working process.
Central to Banner’s practice has been an exploration of language and communication, its joys, challenges and frustrations. Her Full Stop Seascapes are a series of playful interventions into found genre paintings, military seascapes acquired from local antique shops. She has erased their original subjects, august galleons, battleships and destroyers, replacing them instead with hand-painted full stops drawn from her archive. Banner’s repurposing of military aircraft is another key element in her work. In her film Pranayama Organ (2021) two decoy military aircraft slowly inflate on a desolate beach. The film then transitions into a ritualistic performance acted out by two people dressed as fighter planes, one of which is the artist, as human and automaton perform a darkly comical ritual of courtship and combat.
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