London-based American artist Susan Hiller was known for her installation art, where the observers immerse in the art to experience it. Trained in Anthropology, she later felt the objectivity in science incoherent with reality. She intended her art to express ideas that might not be objectively sound but are visible and often overlooked in the society. In one of her works, J-Street Project, a montage developed from 2002 to 2005, she successfully reverberated the often forgotten struggle of Jews in Nazi Germany by collecting 303 street names that still bear Jewishness in them. Hiller was influenced by conceptual art, where concepts and ideas take precedence over aesthetics. She acknowledged influence of minimalism and surrealism in her works. She had used myriad of objects and presentation styles, including video, audio, photography, writing, and other artifacts, to express her art. Susan Hiller dealt with ideas such as near-death experience, UFO, paranormal power, ghost, and dream. In her 2004 work Clinic she incorporated near-death experience of 200 people who believed they came back from the grip of death. By exposing such subject matters, in her own words, she wanted to "relinquish factuality for fantasy." Less
London-based American artist Susan Hiller was known for her installation art, where the observers immerse in the art to experience it. Trained in Anthropology, she later felt the objectivity in science incoherent with reality. She intended her art to More
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