Gary Hill

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JHU Press, 2000 - Art - 348 pages
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"Time, this is what is central to video, it is not seeing as its etymological roots imply. Video's intrinsic principle is feedback." -- Gary Hill (From "Inter-view")

For more than twenty years Gary Hill has been at the cutting edge of video, often setting the terms for its development and pointing it in new, exciting directions. Since the mid-eighties, Hill has established himself as one of the major voices in the medium. His work has been the focus of major exhibitions and retrospectives at museums in Europe and the United States, including the Guggenheim Museum in Soho, the Whitney Biennial, and the Lyon Museum in France. He has received numerous awards, including the coveted MacArthur Award (1998).

Hill's work focuses on the poetic and philosophical implications of temporal perception. Tall Ships, for example, is a large-scale video installation that presents haunting images of isolated human figures in a darkened corridor, seen from a distance, then close up. Hill's representation of time in videos is partly informed by his adolescent experiences as a surfer in Southern California: his Learning Curve series invites the viewer to sit at the end of a long table and watch a black-and-white projection of a wave folding and unfolding upon itself. Other themes in Hill's work include meditations on the self-referentiality of the medium and explorations of the connections and conflicts between language and image.

This new volume in PAJ's Art + Performance series is the first critical edition devoted to Hill's work. Edited by Robert C. Morgan, it anthologizes a number of critical essays tracing Hill's reception from the mid-seventies to today, a series of informative interviews, aswell as a selection of Hill's writings -- revealing him as an original and articulate thinker. The book also offers a detailed chronology of Hill's career, a bibliography and videography, and twenty-five photos from his installations. Morgan's introduction traces Hill's emergence as an artist out of the sixties' counter-culture and explores how his work creates dialogues with philosophers as diverse as Heidegger, Blanchot, Derrida, and Marshall McLuhan.

 

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Contents

Beyond the Image
1
Critical Essays
15
Gary Hill
17
Jacques Derrida Videor
20
Jacinto Lageira The Image of the World in the Body of the Text
27
Corinne Diserens Time in the Body
56
Stephen Sarrazin Surfing the Medium
62
Raymond Bellour The Matrix
91
Stephen Sarrazin A Discussion with Gary Hill 1992
206
An Interview 1993
224
LouisJose Lestocart Surfing the Medium 1996
232
Christine van Assche Six Questions to Gary Hill 1996
240
Gary Hill in Dialogue 1998
243
Gary Hills Writings
269
Primarily Speaking 1981
275
Primarily Speaking 1983
280

Willem van Weelden Primarily Spoken
96
Lucinda Furlong A Manner of Speaking 19821983
103
Gary Hills Learning Curve
104
George Quasha Notes on the Feedback Horizon
109
The Art of Gary Hill
114
George Quasha and Charles Stein HAND HEARDliminal objects
122
Reembodiments in AlterSpace
135
the space of great happening
149
Arlindo Machado Why Do Language and Meaning Get in a Muddle?
158
Heinz Liesbrock Loss Illuminates
168
The Acoustic Palindrome 1985
282
BEACON Two Versions of the Imaginary 1990
287
InterView 1992
290
Site Recite a prologue 1989
299
cite 1991
301
Biography
309
Selected Video Works 19731992
325
Bibliography
331
Credits
349
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Robert C. Morgan is an internationally known critic, artist, and art historian who lives in New York. He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of fine arts at Pratt Institute. He is a contributing editor for Sculpture Magazine and Tema Celeste, and the editor of the Art + Performance volume Gary Hill, also available from Johns Hopkins.

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