Hannum's drawings, paintings and video installations
cull the periphery of heavy metal and hardcore music subcultures
to analyze the nexus of music, myth, audience and ritual. In
addition to the above work, Hannum is a prolific zine maker
and for his show in Western Exhibitions’ Gallery 2, Hannum
will present a box set of 12 zines, all made in 2010, as well
as drawings, paintings and other work that inspired the publications.
Exemplifying the DIY spirit inherent in the scenes he’s
documenting, his use of the zine relates to the format’s
origin, that of the self-produced fanzine. Hannum recontextualizes
elements of his drawings, paintings, installations and even
sound work in his zines, at times documenting the above works,
but also casting new narratives intrinsic to the multi-page
Every month in 2010 Hannum produced a new zine, each one taking
a different format, maximizing the possibilities of the cheaply
printed page. He achieves remarkable textures, surfaces and
images through seemingly simple combinations of toner on white,
black and gray papers. Every subsequent zine ups the ambition
from the prior one, as Hannum experiments with color xeroxes,
collaborations (with New York artist Scott Treleaven and Chicagoan
Elijah Burgher), vellum, sealed wax covers, obi bands and mini-CDs.
Hannum pushes the zine to its extremes, much like the extreme
sonic scenes he’s documenting and influenced by.
This is Terence Hannum’s first solo show
at Western Exhibitions. In the fall of 2010, he presented solo
shows at the Richard Peeler Center on the campus of DePauw University
in Greencastle, Indiana and at Peregrine Projects in Chicago.
Other solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago,
Light & Sie in Dallas, 40000 in Chicago and The Suburban
in Oak Park, Illinois. His collaborations with New York-based
artist Scott Treleaven have been shown at Kavi Gupta Gallery
in Chicago the The Breeder in Athens. Hannum’s work has
been written about by Dennis Cooper on his blog and discussed
in Artnet, Beautiful/Decay, Bad at Sports, New City, the
Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune, ArtUS and
Punk Planet. His zines and publications are in the collections
of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, School of the
Art Institute of Chicago, Indiana University, Herron School
of Art and Design, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University.
Hannum received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute
of Chicago, and Chicago is where he lives and works
Set contains the below titles:
Black & White / Black & Black xerox zine,
8.5" * 5.5"
24 pages, Edition of 75
Recent drawings and some Xeroxes
20 black pages, with a xeroxed black vellum cover in a black
envelope sealed with black wax
8.5" * 5.5"
Edition of 50
Recent drawings and xeroxes
Xeroxed silver cover with a black-on-black insert
8.5" * 5.5"
20 pages, Edition of 100.
Contains a screed against infidels with a oversized fold-out
and pro-printed color copies of drawings.
Made for the first 100 attendees of Fan Death Records impending
DNA TEST FEST III in Baltimore, MD.
Cataract of Fire & Blood
Full color zine in black envelope, stamped with wax
7" * 8.5"
20 pages, Edition of 100
Firelight in a pitch-black space. Sigils carved into ready flesh.
"Cataract of Fire & Blood" is a collaborative
effort by Terence Hannum and Elijah Burgher, pairing images
by the artists that explore subculture and ritual. The title
of the zine is lifted from a passage in William Blake's "The
Marriage of Heaven and Hell":
"beneath us was nothing now to be seen but a black tempest,
till looking east between the clouds & the waves, we saw
a cataract of blood mixed with fire, and not many stones' throw
from us appear'd and sunk again the scaly fold of a monstrous
Temple of the Immortals
Xerox zine on black, white and gray papers. In black envelope
with black xerox on the cover. With black & white sticker
5.5" * 4.25"
32 pages, Edition of 48
ATHANASIA. ETERNAL. Fifth in a series of zines, Temple of the
Immortals is a compact collection of details of ritual drawings,
performance spaces, and fragmented xeroxes of temple architecture
in a compact edition.
black on white / black on black xerox and color laser print.
Full color cover stock covers featuring four new drawings, xeroxed
insides gone over multiple times in the copy machine, with a
black on black print on the outside binding this missive together.
8.5” x 11”
28 pages, Edition of 47
False Bloods borrows from the misanthropic screed in Shakespeare's
“Timon of Athens” to investigate the combination
of amp worship, ritual and death by culling from the source
material for my gouache drawings and layering them in the copying
Call & Response
color xeroxes with black on white / black on black xerox on
paper and vellum
7" * 8.5"
34 pages, Edition of 200
Call & Response is a visual dialogue between Terence Hannum
and Scott Treleaven. Over the course of one year the artists
emailed back and forth, trafficking in images both personal
and culled from their extensive archives. When the words were
stripped away, what remained was a record of an excavation of
their own peculiar belief (and disbelief) systems, overlapping
and colliding throughout the conversation. Call & Response
pays homage to their devotion to underground zines, nefarious
causes, cults, hours lost and gained, corrupted architecture,
and youth pinioned in agony/ecstacy. Hazy stills from videos
and films carry over formal concerns and a similar tone of darkness
that these two friends share, punctuated by drawings and scrawls,
xeroxes and vellum.
Zine: Black & Black / Black & Gray / Black
& White Xeroxes
3" CD (22min. piece)
In White Jewelry Box, sealed with a black obi band.
3.5" * 4.5"
24 pages, Edition of 45
Summoning combines drawings of candelabras, bonfires and stage
lights copied on black paper with textural studies of analog
tape, surrounding a core of pages documenting an analog tape
sculpture installed at Peregrine Program in July 2010. Summoning
introduces a deluxe package of a jewelry box adorned with drawings
and sealed by a black obi band to house both the zine AND the
addition of a 3" audio CD. The CD contains a the tape loop
from the original installation with its brief vocal composition
looping for over 20 minutes in a single track also titled "Summoning".
Part document and part art object "Summoning" attempts
a meditative position while examining the role of the rite and
Acts of Contrition
Black printing on black paper cover, and black and white inside
10" * 10"
32 pages, Edition of 150
Acts of Contrition was printed to accompany Hannum’s exhibition
“New Rites” at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center
at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana in 2010 and features
most of the work in the exhibition. Acts of Contrition focuses
on the live event, combining reproductions of Terence Hannum's
drawings and for the first time in the series, his oil paintings,
paired together into a dark narrative where the live event becomes
the locus of myth, ritual and sacrifice. This locus is communicated
by the view of the back of an audience witnessing a live performance,
halos of stage lights, illuminations through sheets of fog,
silhouettes of backlines with bonfires, candles and masses of
hair in mid-headbang.
Color printing on white paper w/ gray cover in sealed polybag
24 pages, Edition of 50
8.5" x 5.5"
Tenth zine in the series printed and published by Desiccated
Husk, known for excellent zines and extreme music.
RESONANT VOID focuses on the throne, the axis, the seat, the
center of the world - the drum, or for our purposes: the drumset.
Here in these drawings the kits emerge from darkness juxtaposed
with hazes of stage lights and geometric shapes. But always
the void remains, next to some phrases culled from anthropological
study of the importance of the drum in ritual.
Black & white Xerox on white paper w/ black trifold cover
w/ black Xerox printing in vellum printed obi strip
30 pages, Edition of 40
8.5” x 5.5” with trifold cover at 8.5” x 17”
For the most part LEADLIGHT is a study of sacred windows, inverted,
cut, chopped and reintegrated by ancient ritual instruments,
X-acto, scissor, tape and Xerox. The spaces are transformed,
profaned, desecrated, elevated and abolished. Forms repeat,
echo and collide in the black & white Xeroxes. Framing this
amalgamation are cropped Xeroxes on black paper pulled from
Terence Hannum’s drawings. Normally these holy windows
are above shrines of amplifiers or headbanging sentinels, yet
here they are removed and presented away to enhance the solemnity
of these decorations and portals.
A Collaborative Zine and CDR from Terence Hannum and Thomas
and White color xerox printing
w/ audio CDR in black xerox on black envelope
Inside of letter-pressed 7" Arigato Pack
7" x 7"
artist and musician Terence Hannum's year long monthly zine
project, Heresies, brings Swedish musician and designer
Thomas Martin Ekelund into the fold. The twelfth and final zine
in Hannum's series functions much like a call and response on
the fringes of some mystic quest culling content from Gnostic
heretics to further interrogate the void where Ekelund would
design a mystical sigil and Hannum would respond with an invocation
accomplished musicians, Ekelund with his now defunct project
Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words and Hannum with his solo work
and contributions to Locrian contributed to the audio CDR. And
the audio content is immense. An over thirty-four minute massive
drone work out that does not fear melody or haunting ambience.
"Heresies" was also built on a back and forth between
Hannum and Ekelund with Ekelund on Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ,
iPhone and Field Recordings and Hannum providing layers of vocal
chants, singing and profanations.
the zine and CDR also comes packaged in a deluxe fold-over
7" square letter-pressed Stumptown Arigato pack made of
thick (18pt.) brown 100% PCW recycled chipboard featuring a
work from both of the artists on letter-pressed onto its two
sides. Letterpressed by Dexterity Press and hand assembled.