B. 1940, USA
J. Street Project
‘The images are haunted by the signs: literally signs of people who are no longer there, whose lives were destroyed. To witness them all together is to feel the past rise up...you want to shout 'Look! Don't you see them?' As if you were suddenly able to see ghosts’ (Laura Cummings, The observer, 2005)
The project resulted in a 67 minute film of combined static shots from the locations of each sign as well as a photographic installation.
To watch the artist in conversation at the Contemporary Jewish Museum discussing J. Street Project please click here.
From the Freud Museum
‘Sigmund Freud’s impressive collection of classical art and artefacts inspired me to formalise and focus my project. But if Freud’s collection is a kind of index to the version of Western civilisation’s heritage he was claiming, then my collection taken as a whole, is an archive of misunderstandings, crises, and ambivalences that complicate any such notion of heritage.’ Susan Hiller
London: Tate, 2011
London: Tate Gallery Publishing, 1996
Susan Hiller: recall: selected works 1969-2004. Malkin, Gary. DVD. English. Gateshead: BALTIC, 2004
TATE: Susan Hiller Retrospective
The Freud Museum
Images in order of appearance
Susan Hiller Portrait:
From the Freud Museum: