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Gary Hill

Figuring Grounds

Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona

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Artist
Gary Hill
Title
Figuring Grounds
Year
1958-2008
Duration
7 min 19 s
Format & Technical

Single channel installation, DVD, colour, sound,

Gary Hill is one of the most influential contemporary artists to investigate the myriad relationships between words and electronic images. His inquiries into linguistics and consciousness offer resonant philosophical and poetic insights, as he explores the formal conjunctions of electronic experimental rigor, conceptual precisión and imaginative leaps of Discovery, Hill’s work in video is about, and is, a new form of writing.

Edited by Ediciones Polígrafa in Barcelona, An Art of Limina: Gary Hill’s Works and Writings (2009) is one of the major books published on the artista to date. Authors George Quasha and charles Stein, who met Hill on mid-1970’s, analyze the artist’s entire career, paying particular attention to the single cannel video Works, where he explored the intersexuality of image, synthesized imagery and postminimal political statements. Covering Hill’s oeuvre, this monograph features a comprehensive chronology of his work, including important production details. A careful selection of Key writings by the artista is also included. A Selected edition of 150 copies includes Hill’s video Figuring Grounds, featuring the authors George Quasha and Charles Stein.

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