Site/Recite (A prologue) & Full Circle

Root Event

3. Werkleitz Biennale 1998 sub fiction

Parent Event

Site/Recite (A prologue) & Full Circle
D 1989

Site/Recite (A prologue): With startling precision „Site/Recite” moves across and around a table top graveyard-bones, butterfly wings, egg shells, seed pods, crumpled notes, skulls-in a series of seamless edits that present
a continuos flow of detailed close-ups. This taxonomy of dispossession, „little death that pile up”, is juxtaposed to a narration on the linkage between semantic self-consciousness and visual experience.

Full Circle: The screen is divided into three sections: a close-up of handsbending a metal rod into a circle; a full-image view of this figure; and the electronically generated circular image, which is created by Hill’s vocalization of an „Ah” sound. The result is a paradoxical tension between sculpting physical material and „sculpting” the non-physical material of electronics.

Site/Recite (A prologue): Gary Hill (US), Video, 4:05 min, 1989
Regie/Director: Gary Hill
Darsteller/Mitwirkende/Actor: Lou Hetter
Kamera/Cinematographer: Rex Barker

Full Circle: Gary Hill (US), U-matic, 3:46 min, 1978