Room

Boiler Hall

Dates

17 May 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
Curadors
Inês Grosso & Luísa Especial
CLOSED
TUESDAYS
hours
11AM - 7PM
Exhibitions
GARY HILL. LINGUISTIC SPILL IN THE BOILER HALL

 

North-American artist Gary Hill presents a new piece specifically designed for the Boiler Hall, one of Tejo Power Station’s most iconic spaces. A pioneer in exploring the artistic potential of new technologies, this piece revisits the research work he began in the late-1970s with Electronic Linguistics (1977), which resulted in a series of pieces using the relationship between sound, language and electronic image as a starting point.

For the first time in this type of work by the artist, the images are free from the physical constraints of screens and spread throughout the space in multiple sequences of abstract drawings, which appear as spectral and ghostly presences, taking us to a mysterious preindustrial and post-apocalyptical realm. The dialogue with the museum space offers the visitor a unique sensorial experience, particularly with the Power Station’s “Secret Itinerary” – which, throughout the duration of the exhibition, will take place every weekend.