Susan Hiller


Before noting down the conversation between Susan Hiller and David Cross, I want to quote some points Hiller made towards the end of the event which really struck a chord with me.
Firstly, she said that
‘it isn’t art unless you have something to show someone. Art is a discourse, and you need to start the conversation by showing something to the other person.’
I love this clarification- it doesn’t mean that everything you show people is necessarily going to start the discourse you intended it to start when you made it, but it does mean that, for me, I can see a point in making something, in creating an object or an arrangement of objects might help further the discourse, and that lying in bed appreciating the light falling on my elbow crease for hours is not going to help anyone.

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