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Ann Hamilton: Tropos


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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.

Publication Details

Dia Art Foundation
Publication date
150 pages
7 x 10 in.
Publication credits
Edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly. Essays by Lynne Cooke, Marina Warner, Bruce Ferguson, and Dave Hickey

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Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1956. She lives and works in Ohio.

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