Humanities Center Gallery


Film stills from Susan Hiller's video

Screenings 5: Susan Hiller

January 27 - March 20, 2020

The popular Screeningsseries continues this spring with a single-channel video by artist Susan Hiller titled Lost and Found(2016). To create this work, Hiller gathered recordings of the voices of 23 different people—in each case the speaker of an endangered or extinct language—and used an oscilloscope to translate their speech into a vibrating green line. The artist studied linguistics while at Hunter College in New York and this particular video is part of her lifelong engagement with anthropological method. About Lost and Found, Hiller wrote: 

I am interested in the unacknowledged, uncanny ghostliness of recorded sound that makes no distinction between the voices of people long dead and those of the living… Criticizing, commemorating, mourning, celebrating, mocking, and narrating different points of view, the vocal fragments represent and evoke the often unformulated and unheard views and experiences of many people.

Images: Stills from Lost and Found, 2016, video with sounds, 30 minutes, Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Lisson Gallery, London


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Closed university holidays:
March 2 - 6, 2020


Free to attend. 


Humanities Center, Serra Hall 200
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Reception and Gallery Talk

Wednesday, February 5
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Gallery talk given by Dr. Derrick R. Cartwright
Director, University Galleries
Light refreshments will be served.

Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall 200

Reservations are not required for this event.