This award was generously supported by Agnes Gund. _
For the last twenty years Ann Hamilton has created site-responsive installations that use time as both a process and a medium. Each project responds to a particular space and social circumstance, exploring the relationships among cloth, sound, motion, and the human gesture in architectural spaces. Among her current concerns is how to employ the less material acts of speaking and listening to their full potential as media. As speaking and silence become more common media in her work, she weaves voices and time to form a cloth of embodied remembering. Hamilton is currently a professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State University.
Portrait photo courtesy Sidney B. Felsen.
mantle, 1998, Miami Art Museum; a figure, hand-sewing wool coats, sits in front of a long steel table where multiple speakers connected to seven short wave radios are buried in a bed of fresh-cut flowers; photo courtesy Thibault Jeanson