For tropos, Ann Hamilton spread a sea of horsehair across the 5000 square feet of a factory building. Varying in color and sewn together in bundles, this hair was navigated by visitors, while in the middle of the room sat a lone figure at a desk, whose task was to read and burn each line of a text in a book; from somewhere outside the building came the strangulated garble of a man attempting speech. This surreal environment, with its attendant sense of dream landscape and half-formed associations, is classic Hamilton, at once seductive and disorienting. This book records the project.
Dia Art Foundation
7 x 10 in.
Edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly. Essays by Lynne Cooke, Marina Warner, Bruce Ferguson, and Dave Hickey
Ann Hamilton was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1956. She lives and works in Ohio.