Free and open to the public
Wittgenstein’s Garden and Other Recent Works
In this lecture, Doug Hall will concentrate on four media installations that, with one exception, were completed within the past five years. Two of the works address his interest in landscape, both natural and industrial, while the other two relate more to his involvements in language and literature.
Doug Hall is an internationally known artist who has worked for over 40 years in a wide range of media, including performance, installation, video, and large format photography. He was a founding member of the media art collective. T. R. Uthco (1970-78), which led to, among other works, the 1976 video and installation titled The Eternal Frame (in collaboration with Ant Farm), a reenactment of the Kennedy assassination that was filmed in Dealey Plaza, Dallas. His work is included in numerous public and private collections throughout the world. He taught at The San Francisco Art Institute, where he is Professor Emeritus, from 1980 – 2008. With Sally Jo Fifer, he edited and wrote the introduction to Illuminating Video (1991, Aperture Books, New York), a collection of writings on video by artists, critics, and scholars. He is represented by Benrubi Gallery, New York and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco. He lives in San Francisco.
The Studio Lecture Series is sponsored by the Millicent Greenwell Clapp Fund for Studio Art.
Image: Chrysopylae, two-channel video projection with sound, 2012; installation view, Fort Point, San Francisco. Conceived and directed by Dough Hall.
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