An exhibition of works by Michael Hanna
Golden Thread Gallery presents Calculated Error, the first major solo exhibition by Michael Hanna. Over the past 3 months Hanna carried out a series of intentional mistakes, each carefully planned and budgeted in advance. Through a series of objects, photographs and texts, the exhibition documents these mistakes from the mistaken action to the repair. But, is ‘sorry’ ever enough? Are mistakes the ultimate learning tool? Is a problem ever fixed? Is a fix permanent? Is a fix perfect?
About the Artist:
Michael Hanna (b.1979, Craigavon, Northern Ireland) lives and works in Belfast. He graduated with BA (Hons) in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and is currently completing his MFA at the University of Ulster.
Hanna has exhibited both locally and internationally, including Arrivals at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast and Futures at Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles.
“I will make mistakes1 in my life on purpose and secure funding2 to put right these mistakes.” Michael Hanna3
1 an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc.
2 funding provided by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
3 this project is structured to minimise any negative impact to anyone other than Michael Hanna. Any collateral damage to any person, complicit or otherwise, will be fully compensated.