Japanese informational symbols (c. 1960s), black & white copier print, 11″ x 8.5″, Courtesy Estate of Pati Hill.
Pati Hill Lecture Series
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Great Room, University Commons
The Galleries at Arcadia are pleased to present Pati Hill’s Impossible Objects, a lecture by Matthew J. Rigilano, adjunct professor at Arcadia University and at Bucks County Community College.
About the Presentation
Rigilano will discuss Pati Hill’s fascinating attempt to construct a universal visual language in the historical context of early modern universal language programs. Hill’s preoccupation with pictography is not unrelated to her devotion to xerography: both enterprises seek to reveal or disclose the objects of the world in an uncanny, stunning, and self-canceling manner.
About the Presenter
Matthew Rigilano is currently at work on a book project entitled The Prosaic Unconscious: Subjectivity, Materiality, and British Writing, 1650-1800, which examines the ways eighteenth-century prose writers problematize the paradigm of plain, transparent language in their effort to think the material dimension of subjectivity. He has published articles in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation.
< Back to Pati Hill: Photocopier