Gary Hill (b. 1951)
Objects With Destinations (1979)
1979, 3:57 min, color, silent
Silent or with minimal sound, Hill's early formalist works explore the manipulation of electronic color and image density through the camera obscura and image processing devices. Of these works, Hill has written that "much of the subject matter and the expressionistic method of working underline and in some sense parody the traditional medium of painting."
In Objects With Destinations, ordinary objects such as pliers, a shopping bag and a hammer move in staccato rhythm across the screen, washed with subtle hues.
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