May 17- Sept 17, 2018
VIDEO STILL © GARY HILL
LINGUISTIC SPILL IN THE BOILER HALL
Exhibition at MAAT, MUSEUM OF ART, ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY.
North-American artist Gary Hill presents a new piece specifically designed for the Boiler Hall, one of Tejo Power Station’s most iconic spaces. A pioneer in exploring the artistic potential of new technologies, this piece revisits the research work he began in the late-1970s with Electronic Linguistics (1977), which resulted in a series of pieces using the relationship between sound, language and electronic image as a starting point.
For the first time in this type of work by the artist, the images are free from the physical constraints of screens and spread throughout the space in multiple sequences of abstract drawings, which appear as spectral and ghostly presences, taking us to a mysterious preindustrial and post-apocalyptical realm. The dialogue with the museum space offers the visitor a unique sensorial experience, particularly with the Power Station’s “Secret Itinerary” – which, throughout the duration of the exhibition, will take place every weekend.
This exhibition is held within the partnership between AiR 351 and MAAT
Curated by Inês Grosso and Luísa Especial.