The American-born, London-based artist Susan Hiller creates works across a range of mediums, from installation and video art to photography, performance, and writing. She describes her art as a kind of "archaeological investigation, uncovering something to make a different kind of sense of it." Her latest work, The Last Silent Movie (2008), brings attention to the unexplored recorded archives of extinct and endangered languages, rebroadcasting "lost" voices that poignantly continue to speak. The work revives the words and voices of people who are presumably no longer living, unearthing some of the ghosts that haunt these musty sound recordings. The voices sing, tell stories, and recite vocabulary lists, and some, directly or indirectly, accuse us of injustice. Hiller's short film Belshazzar's Feast (1983) will also be screened.
In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays
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