Monday, 4 April 2011

Susan Hiller

Despite my disdain in plugging the Tate, the Susan Hiller exhibition is a must see. Her approach to conceptualism touches upon the sentimental whilst remaining methodical and subjective. 'Witness,' as shown above, immerses the viewer within a sea of language, pitch and tone creating a space filled with collective experience as the speakers emit individual recollections of UFO sightings. I'm interested in Hiller's thoughts on sound recordings as presences which exist forever, allowing the dead to speak to us from the hereafter. The evocative feeling of being enveloped within this area of sentinent is spiritual and transporting, what is unknown? the paranormal? language? dream?

What happens hereafter?

Worth visiting if you are in London. Even with the Tate price tag.

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