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Terence Hannum video featuring Sunn0)))

Wed Oct 11, 2006 00:00 - Sat Sep 16, 2006

This is a press release for a show in Chicago at 40000. Terence Hannum is a local filmmaker who made a new video called Evocation featuring the metal/ noise band Sunn0))). I thought the people reading on a regular basis, like myself, might be interested.


Chicago, IL: 40000 is pleased to present the premiere of EVOCATION, a new film by artist Terence Hannum featuring the band Sunn 0))). Filmed during a May 2006 performance at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, Terence Hannum's video manipulates and reconstructs the sub-harmonic auditory experience of a Sunn 0))) live performance. The artist creates a stunning visual counterpart to the drone metal band's sinister vocals and ritualistic study of volume. His film maintains the integrity of the live experience, while enhancing the eerie theatricality Sunn 0))) imposes on the audience.

The installation of EVOCATION in the gallery will include a three-channel video with sound and a recent suite of photographs made by the artist. The 23-minute video comprises a liberal edit of Sunn 0)))'s music, soft sweeping pans of the stage, gentle cross dissolves, and a crowd enraptured. Further Hannum documents the physicality of noise reverberating in the band's equipment, an image that mimics the robe clad band's color-smoked performance. The results are pulsing and not to be missed.

Hannum's detailed photographs examine inanimate portraits of large amplifiers found on the stages of various punk, post-punk, noise-rock, and metal bands (including Sunn 0))), who take their name from a brand of legendary speaker). These photos, simultaneously obvious and abstract, echo the video EVOCATION as the artist studies the surface where hums and vibrations are reduced to the silences of the amplifier's gridded boundaries. In both media Hannum connects soundscapes with collaborative live performance, leaving the audience to resonate with a wraith-like sonic aftermath.

The Artist
Terence Hannum graduated with an MFA in 2004 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions include the venues Polvo, the Suburban and Gallery 400, all in Chicago. Recent group exhibitions in Chicago include the Beverly Art Center, Western Exhibitions, 40000, and The Guest Room. Outside Chicago group exhibitions include telephonebooth (KA), Commerce Street Warehouse (Houston), and Southern Exposure (San Francisco). Terence is also a member of the Chicago bands Unlucky Atlas and Locrian and is currently a visiting artist at Columbia College, Chicago. For more information about the artist please visit:

This is the first part of a new series of ephemeral exhibitions taking place in between the month long exhibits at 40000. Created to enhance the gallery-going experience and to explore beyond the boundaries of the sometimes staid contemporary visual art scene,

The Gallery
40000 is a commercial contemporary art gallery in Chicago, Illinois that recently relocated to the West Loop art district. Represented artists include Josh Mannis, Thomas Rapai, Deb Sokolow, Nevin Tomlinson, Nathan Redwood, Brian Andrews and David Coyle. For further press or visual inquiries please contact the gallery at or call 312.738.0179.