Publisher: Köln (Cologne): DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, in association with D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112897
First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Fine black cloth, with title stamped in silver on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Edited by Holger Broeker. Preface by Gijs van Tuyl. Essays by Gottfried Boehm, Chrissie Iles and Heinz Liesbrock. Includes an extensive biography, exhibition history and bibliography. Also includes an illustrated catalogue raisonné, with accompanying text by Holger Broeker, and a checklist to the exhibition. 288 pp., with numerous four-color plates and numerous color and black-and-white reference illustrations, beautifully printed by B.o.s.s Druck und Medien GmbH. 11 x 10 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2001-2002 exhibition Gary Hill: Selected Works, curated by Holger Broeker, Veit Görner and Annelie Lütgens, at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (also traveled to Lisbon, 2002).
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "In Hole in the Wall, his first video installation, created in 1974, we watch on a monitor screen inserted at eye level into a wall as Gary Hill removes, layer for layer, a rectangular section of that same wall in order to create the very hole in which the monitor is about to be positioned. The placement of the monitor in the hole in turn triggers feedback between the camera and the video monitor, which then restarts the loop, thus showing how the medium of video moves into a surface previously reserved for exhibiting paintings and drawings. Gary Hill: Selected Works and Catalogue Raisonné places this initial piece in the context of work dating from 1972 to 2001, including 20 performances, 50 mono-channel videos, 60 video installations, and a number of destroyed works, and demonstrates that, though video is truly the most appropriate medium for Hill's artistic project, it is never confused with the content of the work, with his interest in perception, image creation, and the relationship between body and speech."