Linguistic Spill in the Boiler Hall by Gary Hill


North-American artist Gary Hill presents a new piece specifically designed for the Boiler Hall, one of Tejo Power Station’s most iconic spaces. A pioneer in exploring the artistic potential of new technologies, this piece revisits the research work he began in the late-1970s with Electronic Linguistics (1977), which resulted in a series of pieces using the relationship between sound, language and electronic image as a starting point.

For the first time in this type of work by the artist, the images are free from the physical constraints of screens and spread throughout the space in multiple sequences of abstract drawings, which appear as spectral and ghostly presences, taking us to a mysterious pre industrial and post-apocalyptic realm. The dialogue with the museum space offers the visitor a unique sensorial experience, particularly with the Power Station’s “Secret Itinerary” – which, throughout the duration of the exhibition, will take place every weekend.

17.05 – 17.09.2018
Gary Hill
Curated by
Luísa Especial and Ines Grosso
This exhibition is held within the partnership between AiR 351 and MAAT
Full Circle, a performance organized within this exhibition, was presented on May 16th, 2018. A multivalent work elaborated in collaboration with local performers, derived from early real-time videotape works. Coordinated by Francisco Frazão.
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