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Ann Hamilton: "the event of a thread" | Art21 "Exclusive"

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Published on Apr 19, 2013

Episode #177: Filmed in 2012 at Manhattan's Park Avenue Armory, artist Ann Hamilton discusses her installation "the event of a thread," which occupied the Armory's cavernous drill hall. Hamilton, whose artwork often deals with the connection between text and textiles, was present at the Armory every day during the installation's one-month run. During that time she was able to witness the various ways visitors chose to engage with the different though interconnected elements of the artwork.

Ann Hamilton's work is a unique blend of performance, photography, video, textiles, and sculpture. Best known for her sensual, environmental installations, Hamilton's work often combine sensory elements of sound, taste, smell and touch. She is as interested in verbal and written language as she is in the visual, and sees the two as related and mutable elements.

CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Ian Forster. Camera: Stephanie Andreou, Ian Forster & Nick Ravich. Sound: Stephanie Andreou. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Ann Hamilton. Special Thanks: Park Avenue Armory.

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