Ann Hamilton: Tropos

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

Publisher
Dia Art Foundation
Format
Hardcover
Dimension
7 x 10 in.
ISBN
9780944521274
Pages
150 pages
Publication date
1993
Publication credits
Edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly. Essays by Lynne Cooke, Marina Warner, Bruce Ferguson, and Dave Hickey

Artist

Ann Hamilton