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Evoking your senses through the screen: Gary Hill

April 21, 2010

‘Viewer’ is an installation created by Gary Hill. He projected 17 men of different races in a row. In real life size, they stand silently in front of you. Moving a little at a time, you feel they would start marching towards you at any moment.

Gary Hill is an American artist born in 1951. He currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington, is represented by Donald Young Gallery of Chicago. As one of the pioneers in video art, he has exhibited video installations worldwide.

In his works, he visual-poectically explores the interrelationships between language, image, identity, and the body. Later in the 90’s, Gary Hill successfully created the aura of physical appearance by using modern technology, as he explored in making 3D environment/people projections to evoke viewers’ senses. Even though the figures are just projections, the viewers feel their presence as being real people.

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