Susan Hiller | the artist
The artist Susan Hiller
Born 1940, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Lives and works in Cornwall, Wales, UK, .
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Artist’s website<br />" … There aren’t many artists whose every new work you would want to see and Hiller is one of them." ( The Observer, April 5, 2005)
5 Works in the TATE gallery
Interview with the artist.
Susan Hiller in conversation
<p>This is an edited transcript of an <br />
interview that took place between <br />
Susan Hiller and Roger Malbert at the <br />
Fourth International Symposium on <br />
Surrealism at West Dean College.
After microscope slides found in Freud’s collection and a quotation from Jacques Lacan, 1966
Since the late 1960s, Hiller has infused conceptual and minimalist strategies and aesthetics with the influence of feminism, popular culture and psychoanalysis, creating works in a diverse range of media: notably sculpture, performance, video, photography, drawing and installation. To enquire, and to transform these are the leitmotifs that run throughout Hillers oeuvre over a 30 year period, according to curator James Lingwood, who continues, In a remarkably consistent way, Hiller has sustained an open-ended enquiry into the elusive nature of our selves, the forces at work in the making and re-making of subjectivity and its potential for transformation.
In Artangel’s latest commission Susan Hiller fills a disused chapel near London’s Westway with the sounds of people describing UFO encounters. The effect is strange, of course, but also familiar as you climb a spiral staircase to the installation – just as you did with Douglas Gordon’s Artangel piece – and enter the kind of dilapidated space Iain Sinclair might inhabit with a dead scholar. Artangel specialises in quirky spaces, but it would be good to see one of its commissions in a McDonalds or a car park…