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  • Witness, 2000. Photo: P Taghizadeh.

    Witness, 2000. Photo: P Taghizadeh.

    Susan Hiller

    Kunsthalle Basel
    Steinenberg 7
    January 30–March 1, 2005

    BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
    South Shore Road
    May 1–July 18, 2004

    Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
    Rua Dom João de Castro, 210
    October 16, 2004–January 9, 2005

    Curated by James Lingwood

    Since turning from anthropology in the late ’60s, Susan Hiller has employed disparate media to explore the margins of consciousness, particularly the implications of extransensory perception. Her influence is visible in the work of artists like Douglas Gordon and Ann Hamilton, making this survey especially timely. The exhibition of twenty works from 1969 to the present includes mesmerizing video installations such as Belshazaar’s Feast, 1983-84, one of the first artist’s films broadcast on British television; recent investigations into paranormal powers like Wild Talents and Witness; and Hiller’s new audio piece Clinic. The accompanying catalogue is the largest study of the artist's work to date.

    Travels to the Museu Serralves, Porto, Oct. 16–Jan. 9, 2005; Kunsthalle Basel, Jan. 30, 2005–Mar. 2005.