Monday 18 April 2011
Watercolour and Susan Hiller
Susan Hiller exhibition, mixing ephemera with anthropology, exploring themes of memory, language and imagination. I loved 'Dedicated to the Unknown Artists' featuring postcards collected from seaside town captioned 'rough sea' , also 'recycled works' where she had cut and bound old paintings with thread into sculptural blocks. You could see hints of paint at the edges -by coincidence I noted that effect in my old watercolour books (picture above) when I was choosing my painting materials for Crete. Takes 'repurposing' to a whole new level.
'Witness' was completely magical and mysterious - walking among hundreds of suspended microphones/speakers with whispered testimonies of UFO spotting.