Naoko Mabon has contributed a text to the new collection Felt Events, which explores the multifaceted conceptual practice of the artist Ilana Halperin. Edited by Dr Catriona McAra.
“Artist Ilana Halperin shares her birthday with an Icelandic volcano. Working through the aesthetics of geology since the late 1990s, her multifaceted, conceptual practice unearths the intimate poetics of rocks, minerals, and body stones.
Halperin’s fieldwork has led her from erupting volcanoes in Hawaii to petrifying caves in France and geothermal springs in Japan. Felt Events surveys the last two decades of Halperin’s output (1999–2020), representing a mid-career moment of reflection.
This collection includes critical and experimental writing from international curators Lisa Le Feuvre and Naoko Mabon, art historians Andrew Patrizio and Dominic Paterson, anthropologist Jerry Zee, and writer Nicola White. It also offers examples of Halperin’s performance lectures, some of which appear in print for the first time.
Felt Events introduces Halperin’s work to new generations of artists, writers, and environmental activists—those who will shape the critical landscapes of the twenty-first century.”
Ilana Halperin: Felt Events
Edited by Catriona McAra
150mm x 210mm
16pp colour, fully illustrated throughout
Limited edition hardback (200 copies): £30
Order here: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/ilana-halperin