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Monument (Colonial Version)

Hiller, Susan, 1980-81, Installation, photographs, head phones

Susan Hiller was born in Tallahassee, Florida in 1940. She gained a Ph.D. in Anthropology at Tulane University, New Orleans but later decided to become an artist.  She moved to London in the 1960s and took up British residency in 1967.  Her works include installation, video, and photography and she has been described as one of the most influential artists of her generation.  <em>Monument </em>consists of forty-one photographs of Victorian ceramic plaques from a London park, arranged in a diamond shape on the gallery wall.  In front of them is a park bench on which rest a cassette player and headphones through which a voice is heard.  It was bought with the aid  of a contribution from the LACF in 1988.