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John Hilliard: 'Everything comes down to time and light'

The conceptual artist's work explores the technical and sculptural nature of photography

In this studio visit with English conceptual artist John Hilliard we learn about his meticulous process for his photography pieces. Beginning with rough sketches and allowing for experimentation Hilliard has placed an examination of photography’s use of ‘time and light’ at the very centre of his practice.

In this film Hilliard talks about his current work and how delving into the details of each subject allows for the unexpected and ‘previously unseen’ to emerge. Some select pieces are on display in Tate Modern’s Shape of Light abstract art and photography exhibition until October 2018.

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