Sunday, 6 February 2011

Susan Hiller - Magic Lantern

An Audio-Visual installation, of 3 synchronized slide carrousels and sound 12 minutes.

Each slide machine fades through a series of yellow, blue and red slides which intersect at varying degrees with superb clarity and brightness. The audio presents looped Asian mantras and excerpts taken from archived audio recordings repeated 3 times, each recording has ambiguous interpretations.

There is a clip of the audio below.

Magic Lantern is currently showing at the Camden Arts Centre as part of 'Never the Same River (Possible Futures, Probable pasts)' Curated by Simon Starling until the 20th Feb. And at Tate Britain as part of a retrospective of her work until the 15th May.