reviews

  • Gary Hill

    Donald Young Gallery

    Of the eight works in Donald Young Gallery’s recent Gary Hill micro-retrospective—dating from 1978 to 2005—Accordions (The Belsunce Recordings, July 2001), 2001–2002, is the largest. A room-filling video installation, its five projectors generate a jarring sequence of images, each staccato snippet accompanied by a dissonant sound track of blips and crackles. Hill shot the footage in Belsunce, a working-class area of Marseilles with a large population of French Algerians. Employing his camera as a tool of casual surveillance, the artist captured short street-life vignettes, zooming in and out

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