Pati Hill, A Swan: An Opera in Nine Chapters (detail), 1978, installation of thirty-two captioned black & white copier prints; 8.25″ x 13.5″; Courtesy Estate of Pati Hill.
Pati Hill Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Great Room, University Commons
The Galleries at Arcadia are pleased to present “Other Than Either”: Pati Hill as Author Turned Artist, a lecture by Zachary See, candidate, M.A. in English, Arcadia University.
About the Presentation
Pati Hill’s exploration of the photocopier has never been informed by an analysis of her earlier writing, nor has her writing been discussed in light of her copier work. In his lecture, See will provide an overview of the texts Hill published between 1953 and 1962, illuminating the ways in which this literature foreshadows her future artistic work in content, style, and a focus on objects and material culture. After examining the multifaceted relationship and commonalities between Hill’s visual art and writing, See will then discuss a number of Hill’s later works in which she directly paired image and text in an attempt to create something “other than either.”
About the Presenter
Zachary See has studied literature around the world, attending various institutions in the United States; Oxford, England; and Ávila, Spain. While pursuing his M.A. in English at Arcadia University, he became involved with the Pati Hill project after reading and being enthralled by Hill’s short stories. See will further his study of Hill’s writing at the doctoral level next year, where he hopes to continue bringing her fiction into the critical domain.
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