22nd September 2015, Fine Art. Susan Hiller, Measure by Measure.

Every year I transform some works into other formats. The series of burnt relics began in 1972. I placed the ashes of burned paintings in chemical containers that measure and contain what can’t be contained. They are like burial urns too, and since I regard them as just as interesting to look at and experience as a painting, maybe that’s a wish for everything to be seen as having the same potential for insight. Like traces or remnants, they point forwards and backwards at the same time’. Thinking about Art: A conversation with Susan Hiller.

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