Friday, April 15, 2011
He was born in 1951 in beautiful southern California's own Santa Monica. Hill is considered to be on of the pioneers of the video art industry known for his many installations worldwide.Hill's work is especially significant because of his incorporation of text in video art, evident in works such as Incidence of Catastrophe 1977-1978. In addition, he began working with video, text and sound in 1973. He was influenced by the intellectual meanings of conceptual art which dominated art of the 1970s. Gary Hill's reading of the writings of Maurice Blanchelot, in particular, provided him with ideas relating to the way in which language impacts on phenomenological experience, and a notions stemming from the philosophy.