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Susan Hiller | the artist






The artist Susan Hiller
Born 1940, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Lives and works in Cornwall, Wales, UK, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Video, Conceptual Art, Berlin Biennial, Sydney Biennale,


Biography and art, auction, artworks, interview, statement, website:

Susan Hiller artworks on eBay
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.

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.

<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. </p>

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 Hiller’s 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…