Synopses & Reviews
A new series in collaboration with Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Italy, each book focusing on a different artist that has taken part in their Advanced Course in Visual Arts. The books focus on the individual artists, their work, the themes that were addressed on the course and their commentary on the contemporary art world.
The starting point of this new book is Hillers project called The Dream Seminar II, which took place last summer with young artists at the Fondazione Antonio Ratti. This project, based on an early work of hers from 1973, was an investigation into the sources of images and ideas. Participants were asked to create dream notebooks and to share their dreams. The project was conceived as a collaborative work, or proposal for a collective work, based on these experiences.
Susan Hiller: The Dream and the Word contains sketches, texts, diagrams and notebook pages focusing on individual dreams and the relationships between dreams, narratives and images. It provides a unique and timely insight into Hillers approach to thinking and working.
About the Author
Susan Hiller was born in the USA in 1949 and has lived and worked in Britain since 1970s, when she became known for an innovative artistic practice excavating the overlooked or ignored aspects of our culture. She lives and works in London, UK.