Fieldworks: Dialogues between Art and Anthropology – Part 5: Talks and film

Fieldworks: Dialogues between Art and Anthropology – Part 6: Presentations and Plenary

Susan Hiller studied at Smith College, Massachusetts, and Tulane University, New Orleans. Working in a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography, Hiller’s work is an investigation into the unconscious of culture. She takes a variety of cultural artefacts as starting points for her works and, through the use of processes related to the subconscious - such as dreaming, automatic writing or improvised vocalisations - Hiller reveals aspects of our shared experience. Recent exhibitions include Susan Hiller, Tate Liverpool (1996), PSI Girls, Delfina, London (1999), Wild Talents, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw (1997), and Dream Machines, National Touring Exhibitions from the Hayward Gallery, London (2000), an international group exhibition which she curated.

Michael Taussig is Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York. Since he began fieldwork in 1969 in Colombia his writing has spanned a range of different things. Topics have included the history of slavery and its aftermath, commercialization of agriculture, the impact of colonialism (historical andcontemporary), the relevance of modernism and post-modernist aesthetics for the understanding of ritual, and mimesis in relation to sympathetic magic, state fetishism, and secrecy. His publications have included Mimesis and Alterity: A Particular History of the Senses (1993), and Defacement (1999).

Fieldworks: Dialogues between Art and Anthropology – Part 7: Presentations and Plenary

Session 5a from this Tate Modern conference features presentations from Barbara Keifenheim, John Wynne, Amiria Henare & Rosanna Raymond with plenary moderator Anna Grimshaw

Fieldworks: Dialogues between Art and Anthropology – Part 8: Presentations and Plenary

Session 5B from this Tate Modern conference features Christina Lammer, Klaus Spiess, Andrew Irving, with moderator Glenn Bowman

This is day 2 of video recordings from this Tate Modern conference. Watch other video recordings from this three-day event: