Hannan uses painting, drawing, collage and Internet communications within each painting to create visual and virtual fields of indeterminate meaning suggesting complex space in which different dimensions of experience or time coexist. Integrating insignificant events, images, objects or documents of everyday life as they are experienced, she creates new relations between familiar things, rendering them undefined and unfamiliar, reflecting the uncertainty of contemporary life.
Some paintings have working QR Codes on their surfaces. When scanned, they serve curated and assembled web content direct to the viewer’s smart device; the extra content can add to or obfuscate meaning within the work.
The current series sits within the contemporary category of ‘Internet Aware Art’, using Internet technology to affect the viewer’s experience of the paintings and offer enhanced ways to read and engage with them.