Hales is delighted to announce that Trenton Doyle Hancock will be giving a talk as part of the winter programme at The American Academy in Berlin.
The MOUND is central to the mythos created by artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. The characters he invents are all linked to "Moundkind" in some way. But what is a MOUND? In this talk, Hancock explains that “Mound” is the name he gives to a species of magical mutated beings that reside in the forest. Most Mounds have black and white fur bands encircling their bodies, with pink sores interrupting the fur. The alternate universe they inhabit is aptly called the "Moundverse." The Moundverse acts as a structured processing space where ideas are tested and symbols are re-wired for new purposes. The outcome of these various tests takes the form of paintings, sculptures, prints, toys, performances, animations, and most recently, graphic novels. The Moundverse takes in all sensory stimuli, but is also a self-generative machine. The Moundverse propels itself by asking questions of itself and the nature of reality. This inquisition provides an endless supply of imagery that Hancock uses in his ever-unfolding narrative.
The American Acadmemy in Berlin
Trenton Doyle Hancock and Mind of the Mound
Aurel Scheibler Gallery
Schöneberger Ufer 71
10785 Berlin, Germany
Thursday, March 09, 2017, 07:30 pm
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