Amy Hanley is an artist, writer and researcher based on Wurundjeri Country, in Narrm/Melbourne. Their practice-based research considers relations of space, bodies, technology and contemporary ecologies. Engaging forms of performance, installation, and collaboration, their work often explores gender, sexuality and queer expression/s. Hanley's practice is interested in listening as an affective practice and the possibilities of sound as a communicator for matter-cultural gestures between human and non-human bodies. They currently work as a sessional tutor at RMIT University's School of Media and Communication.
Hanley’s recent publication, Translating Ambiance Through Queer Ecologies: A Speculative Cartographic Imaginary (2020) can be found at Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts. In 2020, Hanley was an artist in residence at Bogong Centre for Sound Culture (2020) and featured work at Avantwhatever Festival (2020) and Speak Percussion’s SD Series (2020). In 2019 they were the recipient of the Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival, Best Sound Art Award 2019 (IRE).
In recent years they have presented work at Screen & Sound Cultures Eco_Media Symposium (2019), Falls Festival (2019), A Night at the Nicholas (2019), Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival (2019), The Black Box Theatre (2018), Mapping Melbourne (2018), The Design Hub (2017), Crack Theatre Festival (2016), Melbourne Meat Markets (2016), 107 Projects (2016) and have been broadcast on Soundproof, ABC Radio National, 3RRR and FBi Radio.