Hannah Rickards

Hannah Rickards

Grey light—Left and right back, high up, two small windows

Edited by Alexandra McIntosh and Nicolaus Schafhausen

Distributed for Sternberg Press




Grey light. Left and right back, high up, two small windows (2014) is a major new work by London-based artist Hannah Rickards commissioned by Fogo Island Arts. Grey light is a two-screen projected video installation with eight channels of sound. Structured rhythmically around the pattern of a foghorn sounding, the piece finds its origins in the notion of the foghorn as an auditory marker for nonvisibility, or imagelessness.

This publication features texts by Melissa Gronlund and Will Holder, a conversation between Rickards and Nicolaus Schafhausen, and striking new photographic imagery drawn from the installation's physical materials and production process. Like Rickards's work, the publication aims to bridge the distance between visual experience and its expression in language, whether spoken, written, or gestural.

Copublished with Fogo Island Arts

ContributorsMelissa Gronlund, Will Holder, Hannah Rickards, Nicolaus Schafhausen


$27.00 T ISBN: 9783956792052 100 pp. | 6 in x 8.25 in 21 color illus., 9 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.


Alexandra McIntosh

Alexandra McIntosh is Director of Programs and Exhibitions at Fogo Island Arts.

Nicolaus Schafhausen

Nicolaus Schafhausen is a curator at the Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism in Munich.