Famous for his pioneering oeuvre in the field of video installation as well as his research in the domains of viewer interactivity, ontology, and language, Gary Hill has worked with a wide range of media, including sculpture, sound, and performance. His output has been exhibited in institutions the world over and at events like Documenta IX and the Venice Biennial (Golden Lion in 1995).
CPG is pleased to show a new work by the artist featuring a series of enigmatic objects mounted on the wall; each is fitted with a lens that entices viewers to come and take a look. SELF A, SELF F or SELF E, which of course alludes to the vernacular term “selfie,” are objects that could suggest some sort of medical equipment because of their forms, yet their function is to present images. That is not what we might expect from the conventional selfie, but rather we get an intrinsic, dizzying, almost sinister image, an immobile erasure of all expectation.
*1951, Santa Monica, lives and works in Seattle