"Her search for the curious, the overlooked and the intellectually discredited is, however, driven by political and ethical as well as aesthetic motives. To give significance to the apparently "meaningless, the banal, the unknown, even the weird and ridiculous" is to change the cultural balance of power – to recognise ideas and experiences that are scorned or stifled by mainstream culture and "normal life". From this principle to the 1970s feminist practice of "consciousness raising" – acknowledging and articulating the repressed aspects of women's lives – clearly isn't a long stretch, and Hiller has always stressed her work's feminist tendency."
article SUSAN HILLER: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS written by RACHEL WILTHERS at THE GUARDIAN
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