PRESS: All Internal

Posted on May 04, 2018


REVIEW: The Grim Reader

"All Internal looks at the connection between the mind and the body and it will take you to a place where the character seemingly has control of neither"

INTERVIEW: Svbterranean, Everything Went Black, The Horror Tree



VISUAL AIDS "Postcards from the Edge"

Posted on December 09, 2017

Every year I make a piece to donate to the Visual AIDS benefit auction "Postcards from the Edge":


If you are unable to make it I also have extras available from me with a % of the sale going to Visual AIDS. Message me at terence.hannum@gmail.com and inquire about a piece and its availability. Each piece is $100.




SOLO EXHIBITION: Headcleaner @ AAHD Gallery / University of Notre Dame

Posted on August 30, 2017


My solo exhibition HEADCLEANER opens 09/06 at AAHD Gallery at the University of Notre Dame, more HERE

MUSIC: The Holy Circle s/t CD (ANNIHILVS)

Posted on June 18, 2017


The new full-length by my band THE HOLY CIRCLE is out now via ANNIHILVS

"this trio have already solidified themselves as experts in a modern revival of the classic 4AD sound, but bearing that as an influence, rather than an imitation. From Nathan Jurgenson’s expressive drumming, to Terence Hannum's melodic, yet occasionally harsh-edged synth work, to Erica Burgner-Hannum's distinctive, beautiful vocals, The Holy Circle is a band strictly of the present day. The perfect balance of the familiar and the fresh, it is an exceptionally captivating album." - Brainwashed 

"The Baltimore trio's self-titled debut album finds that space between Ultravox's synthetic melodrama, Jesu's heavy shoegaze and The Knife's cold, yet sensual, vocal melodies." - NPR

Terence Hannum & Scott Treleaven @ THE SUBURBAN / OPENS 06/25

Posted on June 18, 2017




Posted on May 25, 2017


On the left is my piece "Gate" featured in the home of a collector in Stinson Beach, CA featured in DWELL.

AE004: "Beneath the Remains" novella by Terence Hannum

Posted on June 13, 2016


Perfect bound / 76 Pages
1st Edition, 2016


"Spencer and Galen are dragged by their mom and their new “dad figure” to the swamplands of Florida, thrust into a new school system, patronized, bullied, starved for love. Like many white teens they turn to death metal to keep them alive and suspicious, and in this cliquey, smug, Christian village, already half rotting from the heat and the damp, there’s plenty of bad a-brew. One day Galen wakes up and his older, beloved brother has gone missing—and it’s like nobody really cares. Like most American novels of noir, Beneath the Remains is laid in a world without rules. Imagine yourself a kid in that world—or is this how most kids grow up today, in a shimmer of danger, magnified by mass ignorance?

Terence Hannum is a master story-teller with a slow beady eye, focused on human and earthbound evil, and this, his first novel, will keep you awake all night long in the grip of some uncanny power. Way I see it, Beneath the Remains has got to be the book of the year." - Kevin Killian

Illustration by Reuben Sawyer
Design by Keith Utech



If you'd like to carry this book in your shop please contact Anathemata Editions

"Something is very wrong amidst the palm trees and planned housing developments, and only Galen seems to know… or so he thinks. Hannum’s striking imagery and beautiful, stark prose lends almost a Harmony Korine-esque atmosphere to Beneath The Remains, a theatre of the grotesque in mankind. This novel’s faded kodachrome setting speaks to a sense of detachedness and nostalgia – the profound emptiness of being a teenage metalhead in a planned world, a stranger in a strange land." - Jon Rosenthal Invisible Oranges

"As vibrant as the imagery is, the story of Beneath the Remains plays out as a disparaging noir. Florida was not the paradise it was believed to be. Numerous homeless children and adults alike are described to live behind a Home Depot. Floridians in a local church grapple with the notion of death and cling to the idea of resurrection. Many times, the story switches between Galen’s memories of his time with Spencer and current occurrences with his friends Aaron and Zach, as well as other fleeting or recurring characters that appear. Both timelines become increasingly darker as Galen’s flashbacks of Spencer become angrier, tense, and on occasion, perverse, as they chronicle the brothers’ move to Florida. Meanwhile, his mother and stepfather outwardly struggle with Spencer’s absence and the police begin to step up their involvement in the missing person case." -The Amalgam

"The brunt of the story revolves around Spencer’s sudden disappearance, and how Galen handles this great loss. Interspersed throughout are flashbacks before Spencer went missing, including those from an abandoned house the brothers called “Satan House.” This multi-story clubhouse is another symbol of the hold metal has on them, with inverted crosses painted on walls, heavy alcohol consumption prevalent, and cassettes of the latest the underground has to offer reverberating through the house." - Dan Marsicano Vice

NY Times: Joy Curtis & Terence Hannum at TSA

Posted on June 13, 2016


The work in the two-person show at TSA, organized by Vincent Como, is fairly conventional in format, even if its use of materials is not: Joy Curtis cuts and shapes abstract sculptures from cotton duck fabric of a kind that many artists paint on, and Terence Hannum makes something like abstract painting from audio cassette tape.

Small mention of my show with Joy Curtis in the NY Times

Categories: terence hannum, tsa, joy curtis

AE002: Terence Hannum / Headcleaner

Posted on June 13, 2016


5 Risograph prints in gray paper box
1 - 3 colors
8" x 10.5" approx

5 Print Risograph series in a protective box. Two prints replicate the TDK Head Cleaner and Head Demagnetizer j-cards, Two prints replicate work from Terence Hannum's Impedance series of cassette work abstractions, and one print is based off of a leader tape on paper piece.


Anathemata Editions

Posted on June 13, 2016


I have started my own editions label called ANATHEMATA EDITIONS that will be focusing on limited edition lathe records, zines and books.

EXHIBITION: "Weight Over Time" | Terence Hannum & Joy Curtis @ TSA, Brooklyn

Posted on March 31, 2016


Weight Over Time: Joy Curtis and Terence Hannum
Curated by Vincent Como
April 1 - May 8, 2016
Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016 6-9 PM 

TSA New York is pleased to present Weight Over Time, an exhibition pairing the work of Joy Curtis (Brooklyn, NY) and Terence Hannum (Baltimore, MD) curated by Vincent Como.

There is a common language at play in the works of both Curtis and Hannum, where material fragmentation and decay perform as integral a subjective and aesthetic role as do the cultural and subcultural landscapes from which the artists draw inspiration. In an entropic system like our universe we are forced to make peace with the reality of time; the present continually cycling into the past, with the future always one step ahead. Because of this we have devised many different ways to mark the passage of time, and to act as a record of our interventions within the sphere of being.

By investigating traditional methods of dyeing fabric Joy Curtis has been exploring the role of past cultural traditions in order to examine the role of craft and belief in the present. By dyeing and cutting into fabric, Curtis allows the original object (a rectangle of canvas) to succumb to the weight of its history by utilizing gravity to pull the object into a new shape/form. What was once the same material a painter would use to stretch and prepare as a flat surface, Curtis is instead inviting an invisible force to draw her work into 3 dimensions. The ensuing objects reference human form through a resemblance to rib cages and various tribal masks/costumes maintaining a consistent narrative with past ideas and techniques, acting as relics or debris from our collective history.

As we devise new methods of intervention and new technologies with which to archive our activities we also leave behind a sea of obsolescence. By repurposing analog cassette tape into a visual rather than audio mark, Terence Hannum has been recycling audio cassettes and integrating the physical “line” of brown/black magnetic tape into dense and overlaid geometric patterns and fields of information. By integrating colored leader tape and allowing the magnetic dust to break free of the tape backing, Hannum reinvents the aesthetic ensemble as a wholly visual phenomenon. This reinterpretation of the album becomes a new and different means of cataloging or preserving the same information, while altering it such that it can no longer be accessed in its original form, leaving us with the idea or memory of the cassette and our relation to it.



My Remix Track on the FRANK ROSALY: Neolithic Extraction CD

Posted on January 31, 2016


Frank Rosaly / Neolithic Extraction – The Malo Remixes

After three years Frank Rosaly returns to Utech Records with Malo, his second full-length release for the label and follow-up to Centering and Displacement. With a sound befitting its title, Malo is a five track suite of sinister percussion and ambiguous space. For this album Rosaly composed distinct, stand-alone pieces, each with their own identity, yet thematically linked by his singular ear for imaginative performance. Aggressive drum assaults, creaking bowed metal, and complex polyrhythms conjure a monolithic wall of sound. Kalimba, drums, and subtle electronics are brewed into a whirlwind of noise; the skittering and disorienting sound of an ancient ritual. Malo is a dense, haunting album from one of the masters of unconventional music.
Rosaly has developed a personal and often visceral approach to drumming, whereby gesture is a primary element to the creation of sound. Deliberate motion that may or may not produce sound leads to surprising and raw discovery for both listener and performer. Using contact microphones, oscillators, effects pedals and analog synthesizers alongside an acoustic drum setup, Rosaly navigates a wide sonic palette; Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, jazz and non-idiomatic grooves, unconventional techniques, dense free-jazz vocabulary, heavy drones and feedback, as well as soft percussive language that evokes a wide range of color.

Source material remixed by:
Terence Hannum
Dead Neanderthals
Justin K Broadrick
Joshua Convey
Kevin Gan Yuen
Lasse Marhaug
David Cordero
Sten Ove Toft
Ural Umbo
Ryan Unks

Illustration by Wisconsin artist Zachary Worth.
CD limited to 300 copies.
Packaged in a heavy 7” letterpress sleeve with full-color insert.
Mastered by Lasse Marhaug.


"Archiving the Archive: Lu Zhang" review I wrote for BmoreArt

Posted on December 08, 2015


"In Jorge Louis Borges’ short story The Book of Sand, a retired librarian gives up his whole life when he discovers an infinite book. Slowly, the protagonist realizes the expanding book is consuming him and the whole world. Upon this comprehension he hides the book in the basement of the National Library, stating that, “the best place to hide a leaf is in a forest.”" Read more HERE


New Zine: Tape Cartridge

Posted on December 07, 2015


28 pages
Black on Crimson Cover w/ Rounded Corners / Full Color Interior Pages
5.5" x 8.5"
Edition of 50

In 1981 Oldsmobile gave a complimentary tape cartridge with every vehicle featuring Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Rogers, Bob Seger and more. Often found in thrift stores this tape is almost worthless. "Tape Cartridge" as a zine takes a design element of the complimentary cassette and plays with it generating new compositions from the tape.





VICE: Locrian's Terence Hannum Runs Down His Favorite Iconic Horror Soundtracks

Posted on November 03, 2015


Vice Magazine asked me to list my top favorite horror film scores, so here you go.

"Given that the witching hour is edging ever nearer and All Hallow's Eve is right around the corner, it seemed like an excellent time to hook up with Hannum and find out a little bit about the horror lurking behind some of his all-time favorite movie soundtracks (and yes, there's plenty of Goblin).?"


"Rosy Keyser: Lap of the High Plains" review I wrote for BmoreArt

Posted on November 03, 2015


"I have long felt a lineage for Keyser connected with the formlessness of artists associated with Art Informel like Alberto Burri or even the reductive interests of the Supports/Surfaces movement from France in the late 1960s. In Keyser’s work the material constantly admits its lowly origin as a found object, as trash or detritus, but then goes through a handful of adjustments or accretions of paint, plaster, gesso. It mutates by way of disassembly and reassembly." Read more HERE

Momenta Art Spring Benefit 2015

Posted on April 14, 2015


I'll have this piece, "Low Noise" in this Spring's Art Benefit for MOMENTA ART SPING BENEFIT

Terence Hannum | Katrina Umber: Art at Antioch University

Posted on March 17, 2015


The 2nd in a curatorial series at Antioch in Culver City, 'Basin View North,' with cassette works by Hannum and photos by Umber. Food and drink at reception.

March 5th - May 20th, 2015

Terence Hannum: "Impedance" @ Stevenson University Gallery

Posted on January 27, 2015


My solo show IMPEDANCE opens next week 02/04 at STEVENSON UNIVERSITY GALLERY from 6-8pm.

Terence Hannum's exhibition Impedance features collages and sculptures made while at the Vermont Studio Center in the summer of 2014. All of the work centers around acts of destruction committed to commercial audio cassette tape, using the peeled lines of ferric magnetic dust, glossy black cassette tape, brightly colored leader tape and stacks of cassette tape spools. Many of the pieces divide, or impede, a motion in space. These works address the tradition abstraction by introducing corruption, decay and anti-form.

Impedance will also be accompanied by an essay by Chris Hosea. Hosea is an American poet and winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award from the American Academy of Poets and the author of Put Your Hands In (LSU Press 2014).


Posted on December 28, 2014



"If you’ve followed this far I think it wouldn’t be unfair to ask, why just formal abstraction? Can the same be said for zombie figuration, Zombie New Image Painting, Zombie (New) Casualists, or zombie photo-based painting, zombie sculpture, etc. this can go on indefinitely. Name a medium and prefix it with the undead and welcome to the 21st century." - About:Content

"Decay" Reviewed in the BALTIMORE CITY PAPER

Posted on December 28, 2014


"So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal." - Baltimore City Paper

So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpu
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpufSo, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal.
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf


Posted on November 26, 2014


"New American Paintings' alumni look great this month. In Chicago, one of the city's most interesting emerging artists, Dan Gunn, has new abstract work at Monique Meloche, as does Terence Hannum at Guest Spot in Baltimore and Seth Adelsberger at ltd los angeles. In New Orleans, Havana-born local legend Luis Cruz Azaceta looks good at Arthur Roger Gallery. My own gallery in Boston has been taken over by the great Franklin Evans, who is presenting new paintings in the context of a floor to ceiling installation. Former New York City dealer, and all around great guy, Jeff Bailey, has relocated to Hudson, NY, where, this month, he is presenting work by University of Iowa Professor and painters' painter, John Dilg. In the City, Sarah McEneaney continues to blow me away with her suite of hard won new paintings at Tibor de Nagy (Be sure to read Roberta Smith's review of the show in the New York Times.)" HUFFINGTON POST

Solo Exhibition: Decay @ Guest Spot (Baltimore, MD)

Posted on November 03, 2014



November 15, 2015 through January 17, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday November 15, 2014 7pm-10pm

Hours: Saturdays 1-4pm & Wednesday 5-7pm or by appointment

Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE  is proud to present Decay, a solo exhibition by Terence Hannum.  Opening Friday November 15, 2014 from 7pm – 10pm, Decay will be on view through January 17, 2015. A discussion on painting and cross-practices; influences of the self-organized, will be held in conjunction with the closing on January 17, 2015, 2pm-4pm. Accompanying the exhibition will be an essay by Drew Daniel, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University and member of the experimental electronic music duo Matmos.

Decay is a natural component of the sound envelope; it is part of our understanding of sounds from an instrument, voice, or ambient source in our environment. It is also the natural state that sound media finds itself in – decaying. The record’s surface develops scratches and pops. The Library of Congress is fighting to address CD rot. Cassette tapes accumulate hiss, warble. Moving parts fail.

Terence Hannum’s new collages made from commercial cassette tape inherit the properties of paint. The physicality of cassette material adheres to a dense strata that is manipulated and peeled away, leaving behind ferric magnetic dust. It’s within this dust, in the contact between tape and tape head, that sound is captured. Hannum’s use of cassette tape acts as a parallel to current attitudes towards painting; concepts in his work regarding time, memory, and decay become fixed in a period of changing political attitudes and transformation. While the creation of magnetic tape transformed the recording process, bringing about over-dubbing, erasing and time manipulation, Hannum’s collages presents the media anew:  a strata of accumulated time and sound, a decay from the mass of potentialities that once was betrothed to paint.

“Like the barren mountains of e-waste or the ship-breaking yards of Chittagong, Hannum’s studio is a place where commodities go to die. But in an alchemical act of “nigredo” in which there is a generatione ex putrefactio, the waste matter of the now-dead commodity becomes re-born as art. In a familiar allegory of the move from the baroque to modernity, the smooth clarity of abstraction is achieved through the redaction of content, the reduction of information, and the foregrounding of the material surface.”

Drew Daniel, Where Even the Darkness Is Something to See: Regarding Terence Hannum {excerpt} 

Decay will also feature Hannum’s zines and handmade artist’s books, showcasing his research into cassette culture, with elements of cassette tape j-cards, slip sheets and other ephemera.

Terence Hannum is a Baltimore-based visual artist and musician who performs solo and with the avant-metal band Locrian. Hannum teaches Foundations in the Art and Visual Communication Design Department at Stevenson University. He has had solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions (Chicago, IL), Stevenson University, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Gallery 400 at UIC (Chicago, IL) and been in group shows at TSA (Brooklyn, NY), sophiajacob (Baltimore, MD), City Ice Arts (Kansas City, MO), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA) and more. He recently collaborated with artist Scott Treleaven to compose a soundtrack for the film Picture Yourself in a Burning Building that was commissioned by the Toronto International Film Festival.

NEW ZINE: Tape Guide

Posted on October 21, 2014


8.5" x 11" / 24 pages
Edition of 50
Black and White Xerox

TAPE GUIDE is composed of spread from my reference materials culled from various ads for blank tapes from Sony, Denon, TDK and more next to 1-cent tape clubs from mid-1980s heavy metal magazines. Images are doubled, reflected and repeated, while other ads are left as is in their spread.

Order it here or with credit card here

Skate or Die Deck @ Light Gray Art Lab

Posted on October 21, 2014


My deck "Pure Hiss Mix Tape" for LIGHT GRAY ART LAB's Skate or Die exhibition is available to purchase (or purchase a print of it) here

Video Screening w/ LITURGY and WHITE/LIGHT @ Land & Sea Dept. in Chicago

Posted on September 25, 2014


If you are in CHICAGO got to the Land & Sea Dept. on 09/30 and see some of my videos with LITURGY and WHITE/LIGHT on Tuesday!

Interview with TABS OUT PODCAST

Posted on August 23, 2014


I was interviewed about my art for the most excellent tape obsessed TABS OUT PODCAST

No Dead Artists @ Jonathan Ferrara Gallery / New Orleans, LA

Posted on August 22, 2014



27 August --- 27 September, 2014

Opening Reception ||| Saturday 30 August ||| 6-9 pm

Fifteen Artists Selected by Prestigious Jury To Exhibit In New Orleans

I'll have four pieces in this exhibition.

(e)merge art fair

Posted on August 22, 2014


I will have work as a part of the upcoming (e)merge art fair in Washington, DC / October 2 - 5, 2014.

Categories: terence hannum, (e)merge

"Negative Theology" in the CITY PAPER

Posted on July 30, 2014


"Terence Hannum, one-third of the Baltimore-Chicago experimental metal powerhouse Locrian, learned a very important lesson early in his life: His knowledge of the world was limited. The visual artist, musician, and Stevenson University assistant professor of art recalls being 12 years old in Florida, about the time he first started getting into punk, hardcore, and the DIY culture of making zines, when a friend’s older sister put him in his place. She had a great tape collection, and one day she decided to school the youngsters because, as she told them, “You don’t know anything.” READ MORE HERE

Interview w/ Steel for Brains Podcast

Posted on July 24, 2014


I was interviewed by the excellent blog STEEL FOR BRAINS about my new solo LP Via Negativa on UTECH RECORDS, the forthcoming LOCRIAN album and my visual art. Take a Listen.

Interview w/ JUNG KATZ

Posted on July 16, 2014


I was interview over at JUNG KATZ.

"Via Negativa" LP on Utech Records

Posted on July 03, 2014





FORMAT: Powder blue LP in single pocket gatefold jacketDownload + bonus track

Edition of 300




1. Become More, Become Less

2. If Only You Knew What DarknessI am Plunged Into


1. Unapproachable Light

BONUS TRACK1. The Ideal Forms


ART: Terence Hannum



RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2014


Via Negativa is the first solo album by visual artist and Locrian member Terence Hannum for Utech Records. Incorporating voice and synth, Hannum creates a world where time slows and sound is reduced to the steady pulse of the universe.

Via Negativa is latin for “negative path.” It is a means of distillation. A way of describing something by saying what it is not.

You might say that ambient music is the music of subtraction: subtract the melody, subtract the harmony, subtract the rhythm. Subtract the author. Where much of music composition is a process of layered construction, ambient composition is closer to that of distillation: find the essential ingredient that will fundamentally transform a sonic environment and dispense with the rest. Recorded in Hannum’s basement studio with the most basic equipment, Via Negativa is a document of the artist’s own meditative process of subtraction. (Liner notes by Jenks Miller)

Interview w/ Design Studio 210

Posted on June 24, 2014


"Terence uses cassette tapes as his material for his visual arts. The cassette tapes are a reflection of his second talent and passion: music. By combining the two art forms he has created something meaningful and powerful for him whilst providing us with interesting pieces to hang on the wall. They are pretty cool right?" - DESIGN STUDIO 210

Reductions @ City Ice Arts w/ Vincent Como, Terence Hannum, Gehry Kohler and Don Voisine

Posted on June 16, 2014


City Ice Arts
2015 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
featuring: Vincent Como, Terence Hannum, Gehry Kohler and Don Voisine
July 11 - August 09, 2014

Bid on two of my pieces for Threewalls Benefit

Posted on May 28, 2014

Two of my pieces "Dolby I" and "Dolby II" are available for purchase at PADDLE 8 as a part of the upcoming THREEWALLS benefit auction courtesy of my friends at THE FRANKLIN.


Soundtrack for SCOTT TRELEAVEN's film debuting at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival

Posted on May 16, 2014

I am honored to be working with my friend SCOTT TRELEAVEN  on a film Picture Yourself in a Burning Building that is debuting this June at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF).


"Specially commissioned by TIFF for Queer Outlaw Cinema is Picture Yourself in a Burning Building (2014), a new work from Toronto-born artist and filmmaker Scott Treleaven. Inspired by a life-changing encounter with Jarman, this single-channel video projection utilizes a combination of fireworks, “flash frames” and degraded images to meditate on questions of queer mentorship and queer historical continuity.“

Interview for the STUDIO BREAK Podcast

Posted on April 25, 2014

Take a listen to a recent interview I did with the Podcast STUDIO BREAK run by the excellent DAVID LINNEWEH.  In it I talk about how I became an artist, how my work relates to sound and tape culture.  Take a listen HERE.


Interview for Sondheim Semi-Finalists

Posted on March 28, 2014

I was interviewed about my work and studio practice for the BALTIMORE ARTS website's series on the SONDHEIM PRIZE SEMI-FINALISTS.  Read it HERE.


My mix for NTS (UK)

Posted on March 18, 2014


Guest Mix From Terence Hannum (Locrian)

  1. Cybotron – Colossus
  2. DeepChord Presents Echospace – First Point of Aries
  3. Psychic TV – The Orchids
  4. You – Curious Phenomena Part 1
  5. Blessure Grave – Stop Breathing
  6. Alberich – Rumbala
  7. Popol Vuh – They Danced, They Laughed, As…
  8. Hive Mind – Detritus
  9. Inquisition – Darkness Flows Towards Unseen
  10. Indricothere – X

LISTEN HERE to Don't Trip on NTS

Drawing in the 25th National Drawing & Print Exhibition @ Gormley Gallery

Posted on March 17, 2014


Open Space PMF V: March 8-9 2014

Posted on February 26, 2014


I'll be participating in this excellent prints and multiples fair in baltimore.


Open Space's Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday


Open Space Baltimore began as a collectively run space in Remington in 2009, and has since included a core group of members with a rotating cast of friends, volunteers and interns rounding out the Open Space team.
Open Space aims to provide an outlet for artists ranging from local to international and to provide a space where the Baltimore community can behold these artists’ work. We believe that a successful arts space develops and curates a wide variety in programming; allowing for an expansive range of ideas while simultaneously generating and maintaining a greater scope of community interests. Since its inception, the gallery has maintained an interest in exhibiting all types of media, genres, and ideas from a broad geographical scope; thus the title ‘Open Space’. Open Space has been host to painters, sculptors, printmakers, book-makers, video artists and performers from allover the United States, Germany, Belgium, China, and Chile. We are currently working to reopen the gallery at a new location.



Work featured on UPPERCASE MAGAZINE'S Blog

Posted on February 19, 2014


My work was featured over at UPPERCASE MAGAZINE'S blog

Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalists Announced

Posted on February 19, 2014

Today the semi-finalists were announced for the SONDHEIM PRIZE and I am very pleased to be included in the group.

FORAGE PRESS: Headcleaner

Posted on January 29, 2014


I was invited by FORAGE PRESS to contribute some new work to a series based off of audio inspiration.  I selected Eliane Radigue as my inspiration and created the work for HEADCLEANER go take a look HERE


Posted on January 27, 2014



Posted on January 06, 2014


INTERSOUND / Terence Hannum

8.5" x 11" 
20 Pages 
B&W Xerox on Orange Cover / Full color print on white paper insides 
In hand cut orange envelope 
Edition of 50 

"INTERSOUND focuses on the "slip sheets" found inside of cassette tapes. These gray teflon forms were used to reduce friction between the tape shell and moving spools of cassette tape. In the process of destroying cassettes to retrieve the magnetic tape for my new work I have accumulated many of these sheets and have identified quite a few different forms the cassette manufactures would use. Those forms can be further abstracted to make other more unique forms. INTERSOUND is the beginnings of an intuitive formal investigation brought on by a found material that is literally among the sound."


My Top 5 Books of 2013 for SELF-TITLED MAGAZINE

Posted on December 20, 2013


I was asked about my top five books for SELF-TITLED MAGAZINE and put together a list featuring "Fountain of Age" by Nancy Kress, a monograph on John Stezaker, "Urne-Buriall" by Sir Thomas Browne, On Vision and Colors by Arthur Schopenhauer / Color Sphere by Philip Otto Runge and Project Japan: Metabolism Talks by Rem Koolhaus and Hans Ulrich Obrist

"Paint it Black" on Deana Haggag's 10 favorite art shows in the Baltimore Sun

Posted on December 18, 2013


"Multiple Artists, "Paint it Black, Guest Spot," Nov. 9-Jan. 4, 2014

Paint it Black was one of the most cohesive group exhibitions I've seen all year. Guest Spot curated seven artists all working with the concept of 'black'. The breadth of works included is expansive resulting in an an exhibition I think everyone should see before it closes January 4, 2014."


Enter The Void: Ian MacLean Davis Reviews Paint It Black

Posted on December 17, 2013


"Terence Hannum’s works all use magnetic audio tape as art media.  This an obsolete technology. As such, the deliberate choice of this material reads as symbolic, chosen for its history as much as the way it looks and functions. Audio tape is ferrous powder bonded to narrow strips of plastic film; audio tape records sounds through the rearrangement of the iron particles into patterns by an electro-magnetic head, which also decodes those patterns back into audio. This encoding, the rearrangement of particles, is invisible to the eye. With a CDR or DVR, one can see a different pattern in how the surface of the disc reflects light. There, the unwritten portion looks different from the encoded.  The tape is uniformly grey/brown and shiny. Magnetic tape is similar to a traditional hard drive; the magnetic encoding is the same.  And with each, the recording of information and change to the material does not leave a visible mark or pattern." READ MORE HERE

NEW PUBLICATION: Epistle w/ Bagus Jalang

Posted on December 14, 2013


A pair of 12 page, black and white 5.5" x 8.5" zines bound by a full color double sided obi-strip. 
Edition of 50 

A project begun over a year ago, two friends on opposite sides of the globe decided to make some publications together.

In Terence Hannum's contribution to "Epistle" his zine showcases recent pieces made by adhering the magnetic coating of old cassette tapes to paper and peeling off the mylar backing. These silent ghosts of obsolescent media are stratified into abstract and minimal compositions.

Bagus Jalang's contribution to "Epistle" consists of a zine of tediously drafted organic forms composed of small circles. The forms these meticulously drawn circles make resemble sections of earth, stalactites or other geologic formations all floating in expanses of negative space.

ORDER HERE (PayPal) or HERE (Credit Cards)

"A head and a tail with no body" : Publications from Baltimore @ PRINTED MATTER

Posted on December 02, 2013


I was asked to curate a table with GARY KACHADOURIAN over at PRINTED MATTER's new website so go take a look HERE

"Ending" Film and Video Screening at HOOD COLLEGE

Posted on November 20, 2013


My film for LOCRIAN "Panorama of Mirrors" will be screened during this film screening at HOOD COLLEGE on 11/25

"Terence Hannum’s Minimalist Paintings Created Out Of Cassette Tape" @ B/D

Posted on November 19, 2013


My new work was featured over at BEAUTIFUL/DECAY

My Top Ten Synth Tracks for MOOG's blog

Posted on November 13, 2013


I did a guest list for MOOG about my top ten favorite synth tracks featuring Yes, Envenomist, Prurient, Black Sabbath, Cluster & Eno, Kevin Drumm, Staccato du Mal, Manuel Göttsching, John Carpenter and OMD.  Go take a listen HERE

Artwork for VAURA's "The Missing" featured at PITCHFORK

Posted on November 04, 2013


Take a listen to this new excellent album "The Missing" by my friends VAURA (Profound Lore Records) streaming in full over at PITCHFORK ADVANCE

BALTIMORE SUN: Studio Visit with Mera Rubell

Posted on November 04, 2013


Pictures from my studio visit with Mera Rubell from the Baltimore Sun for the WPA 36 Studios in 36 Hours Event.

NURTURE Art Benefit

Posted on October 26, 2013


NURTURE Art Benefit
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery @ 37 West 57th Street, NYC

Monday, October 28, 2013, 7 - 9 pm, VIP Preview: 5 - 7 pm



Posted on October 26, 2013

Baltimore, MD

November 9, 2013 through January 4, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday November 9, 2013 7pm-10pm
Hours: Wednesday 5-7pm & Saturday 1pm-4pm or by appointment
Discussion Panel: Saturday January 4, 2013

Vincent Como, Ryan R Compton, Adam Farcus, Terence Hannum, Jason Lazarus, Jen Schwarting, Michael Sirianni

NEW LP: Spectral Life

Posted on October 26, 2013


"Spectral Life" a new solo LP by Terence Hannum is available for pre-order from Shelter Press now. The first 100 copies come with a limited edition art zine.LISTEN