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Glenda Hydler

The Clocktower

Since November of 1972, Glenda Hydler has been creating an ongoing series of books that have been very much related to—and very much a part of—the rhythm of her emotional and experiential life. Her alternating pages of text and photographs bound in individual looseleaf notebooks, (which now number about 80) have focused primarily on the relationships between the artist and others in both personal and more social contexts, The autobiographical texts, which are generally typed in fragmented segments without punctuation, maintain stream-of-consciousness intensity and explore the internal states of the artist during the period of time encompassed by each book. The photographs, on the other hand, are repeated variations of images that describe one particular aspect of the visual world which the artist chose to focus on during the same time span.

Many of the black-and-white photographs are

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