Ann Hamilton, ‘cinder’, 1999, Sculpture, Silver thimble photo-etched with test of Susan Stewart's poem "Cinder," and bookbinders clamshell box, Elizabeth Leach Gallery
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Ann Hamilton

cinder, 1999

Silver thimble photo-etched with test of Susan Stewart's poem "Cinder," and bookbinders clamshell box
8 1/4 × 5 1/2 × 1 1/2 in
21 × 14 × 3.8 cm
Edition of 20 + 6AP
.
$9,000
Location
Portland
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Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Portland

First exhibited in Hamilton’s installation "whitecloth," at The Aldrich Museum of …

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Ann Hamilton
American, b. 1956
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Ann Hamilton creates large-scale multimedia installations that combine sculpture, architecture, video, spoken and written word, and human presence. Hamilton’s immersive environments are oriented around sensory experiences in time and space; she explores the way that bodily and lingustic experiences form perceptions and memory. “What is the relationship between how our bodies know things and how we embody our knowledge through our actions and touch?” she asks. “What is the relationship between that and language?” The artist creates site-specific works, often inhabiting a space acoustically. For “phora” (2005), Hamilton used different exhibition spaces to explore the genesis of vocalization and vocal expression through sound and mixed-media installations. To create tropos (1993–1994), she covered a gallery floor with horsehair and employed an actor to sit at a table reading a book and burning its lines as she went, so that the word was transformed into material (smoke), which was in turn absorbed by the hair.

Ann Hamilton, ‘cinder’, 1999, Sculpture, Silver thimble photo-etched with test of Susan Stewart's poem "Cinder," and bookbinders clamshell box, Elizabeth Leach Gallery
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Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Portland

First exhibited in Hamilton’s installation "whitecloth," at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in 1999, “Cinder” is a Susan Stewart poem of the same title photo-etched in silver to create its openwork traces. The thimble can be removed from its book-sized box and worn or turned to reveal the script of …

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Ann Hamilton
American, b. 1956
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Ann Hamilton creates large-scale multimedia installations that combine sculpture, architecture, video, spoken and written word, and human presence. Hamilton’s immersive environments are oriented around sensory experiences in time and space; she explores the way that bodily and lingustic experiences form perceptions and memory. “What is the relationship between how our bodies know things and how we embody our knowledge through our actions and touch?” she asks. “What is the relationship between that and language?” The artist creates site-specific works, often inhabiting a space acoustically. For “phora” (2005), Hamilton used different exhibition spaces to explore the genesis of vocalization and vocal expression through sound and mixed-media installations. To create tropos (1993–1994), she covered a gallery floor with horsehair and employed an actor to sit at a table reading a book and burning its lines as she went, so that the word was transformed into material (smoke), which was in turn absorbed by the hair.

Ann Hamilton

cinder, 1999

Silver thimble photo-etched with test of Susan Stewart's poem "Cinder," and bookbinders clamshell box
8 1/4 × 5 1/2 × 1 1/2 in
21 × 14 × 3.8 cm
Edition of 20 + 6AP
.
$9,000
Location
Portland
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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